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Pearce Family History

Pearce Name Meaning
Welsh, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Pierce.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

3,332,924 Historical Documents with Pearce on Ancestry.com
900,454 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
68,187 Military Records
66,269 Immigration Records
717,226 Census and Voter Lists
1,580,788 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pearce Families

  • Number of Pearce families
     153 - 303
     52 - 152
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pearce families
     2,686 - 5,370
     896 - 2,685
     1 - 895
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pearce families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pearce census records

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Pearce Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Pearce families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Pearce Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Pearce families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Pearce

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Pearce Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pearce census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Pearce ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Pearce Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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