I am part of the Pearsall family from Staten Island, N.Y. My father's name was Gilbert Francis Pearsall. Gilbert was also his father's name. From what I understand the name was shortened from Gilbertus. I've only heard bits and pieces of my family history. I know that someone came over from England on the second boat after the Mayflower. I don't remember the wife's name but, the husband's name was Robert. I know that there is books and photo album's at my Grandparents house in NY, but I don't know when I'll get up there since I live in CA. So, I'd like any info. I can get for the time being.