Pearson Both an English and a Scottish surname meaning son of Pierre or Piers (a form of Peter). In 1890 Pearson was principally found in Antrim and Dublin, and the estimated number of bearers was 1,390. In the United States it is the 255th most numerous surname with an estimated 115,500 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 it was the 102nd most numerous surname.
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