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Find more Pierce relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,697 less people named Pierce in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 72,434 people named Pierce in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Pierce in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 70,737 people named Pierce were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 10% reported their race as other than white
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 5,903 women had paying jobs
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Pierce families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 7,993 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 11% were first-generation Americans