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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pershing

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  1. United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pershing

He holds the title Address from France". His military service ended in 1924. John was born on September 13th, 1860 in Laclede, Missouri. He left this life on July 15th, 1948.



How popular is the baby name Pershing in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 10 0 10
1917 53 0 53
1918 295 0 295
1919 103 0 103
1920 28 0 28
1921 14 0 14
1922 6 0 6
1923 8 0 8
1924 5 0 5
1926 7 0 7
1940 9 0 9
1942 7 0 7
1943 7 0 7
1944 7 0 7
1945 6 0 6
1946 6 0 6
1947 10 0 10
1949 6 0 6
1950 6 0 6
1964 6 0 6

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Popularity of Pershing as a first name

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Popularity of Pershing as a last name

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Common last names for Pershing

  • Williams
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pershing U.S.
  White 94.94% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pershing

People with the last name Pershing are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pershing

  • How Popular is the name Pershing? Pershing is the 14,588th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pershing was the 22,436th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pershing have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 599 babies born with the first name Pershing in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pershing to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pershing? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Pershing first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pershing is Wednesday, January 5th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Pershing born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pershing was in 1918 with a total of 295 babies.
  • Random Pershing Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pershing is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Pershing: Your name in reverse order is Gnihsrep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsgpneir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pershing? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,147 people with the last name Pershing.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pershing? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pershing as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.