We are so glad to have the surname PERSSE in the genealogy forum. This is a grand name and we have now found many members of this early family of Ireland including the Lady Gregory of Irish literature and a founder of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Many members of the family went to Australia and to New Zealand. We have now found a few of the family in England, South Africa, U.S.A. and in New Zealand. Many of the people that we are in connection with our e mails that had Irish roots with Anglo-Norman names whose families had to leave their home land at the times of the "troubles" and during the famine. All want to find more of their root families.