||Re: name meaning Pergerson??
||Sean Foglai (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||December 25, 2006 at 11:11:00 AM
||name meaning Pergerson?? by Jen
Couldn't find anything on Pergerson, but did find this on Perkinson ...
English: variant of Parkinson.
English (mainly northern): patronymic from Parkin. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.
English (mainly Yorkshire): from the Middle English personal name Perkin, Parkin, a pet form of Peter with the diminutive suffix -kin. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a characteristic phonetic development in Old French and Middle English.)
English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ’s saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.
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- name meaning Pergerson?? - Jen Dec 22 2006, 2:29:10 PM
- Re: name meaning Pergerson?? - Sean Foglai Dec 25 2006, 11:11:00 AM