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The name Parsons may refer to:

Places and institutions

In the United States: Parsons The New School for Design in New York City
Parsonsburg, Maryland
Parsons, Tennessee
Parsons, California
Parsons, Kansas
Parsons, West Virginia
Camp Parsons, a Boy Scout camp in the state of Washington
Parsons College, a college formerly located in Fairfield, Iowa, that closed in the 1970s

In Canada: Parsons Road, Edmonton, Alberta


Parsons as a surname has an occupational meaning, and refers to a parson's servant or a person that worked in the parson's house. Another meaning of the surname is the parson's son.

Alan Parsons
Albert Parsons
Alibe Parsons
Andy Parsons
Benny Parsons
Betty Parsons, New York art dealer
Bob Parsons
Charles Parsons (philosopher)
Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer, best known for his invention of the steam turbine
Chick Parsons
Don Parsons
Drew Parsons
Elsie Clews Parsons, anthropologist
Eric Parsons
Ernie Parsons
Estelle Parsons
Frances Theodora Parsons, American botanist
Francis Newton Parsons, British war hero
Frank Parsons
Gary Parsons
Gene Parsons
Geoffrey Parsons, several people
George Parsons, English shipbuilder
George Parsons (ice hockey), professional ice hockey player
Gram Parsons, American country rock singer and songwriter
Hardy Falconer Parsons, British war hero
Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist and occultist, also known as: Marvel Whiteside Parsons, John Whiteside Parsons
James Parsons (disambiguation)
John Parsons (criminal), American criminal
John T. Parsons, American engineer
Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver
Johnny Parsons, American race car driver
Jonathan Parsons, American clergyman
Karyn Parsons
Keith Parsons
Kelly Parsons
King Parsons
Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse
Les Parsons
Lewis B. Parsons, Sr., a New York merchant for whom Parsons College is named
Lewis B. Parsons, Jr., American Civil War officer
Lewis E. Parsons, Provisional Governor of Alabama
Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist
Longineu Parsons
Lucas Parsons
Lucy Parsons
Lynn Parsons
Matt Parsons, Australian rugby league footballer
Michael Parsons
Mosby Parsons, American military officer
Nancy Parsons, American actress
Nic Parsons, Student at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN
Nicholas Parsons, English actor, radio and television presenter
Phil Parsons
Preston Parsons
Reginald Parsons
Richard Parsons (businessman), CEO of CitiGroup, former CEO of Time Warner
Robert Parsons (composer), an English composer of the 16th century
Robert Parsons (Jesuit), English Jesuit priest
Russ Parsons
Samuel Holden Parsons (1737-1789) American army officer
Samuel Parsons, landscape architect
Sarah Parsons
Sidney Parsons (1893 – 1955) Canadian politician
Talcott Parsons, American sociologist
Ted Parsons
Theophilus Parsons, Massachusetts secessionist
Tony Parsons, several people
Torrence Parsons, American mathematician
Tracy Parsons, Canadian politician
Vic Parsons
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, astronomer
William Barclay Parsons, civil engineer
William Sterling Parsons


Parsons Brinckerhoff, engineering firm headquartered in New York City
Parsons Corporation, engineering firm headquartered in Pasadena, California
Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company, company founded by Charles Parsons to build marine steam turbines
C. A. Parsons and Company, company founded by Charles Parsons to build turbo-generators
Parsons Woodwinds, Cottage Rental and Apartment Rental Accommodations, Tenants Harbor Maine []
Parsons Music, a major musical instrument retailer in HongKong and China[]
Parsons Pipe Organ Builders, a manufacturer of tracker organs in Canandaigua, NY []

Other uses

Lillie Parsons, a wrecked ship in the St. Lawrence Seaway
Parsons code, a system of music notation based on melodic motion, used to identify a musical work
Tom Parsons, a minor character in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four
Ellen Parsons, one of the main characters in the TV Series Damages (Wikipedia)



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