Parson Surname Origin
We suppose that its first founder was a clerical character or parson. From the Latin Persona, that is, the person who takes care of the souls of his parishioners.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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