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Pierce Family History

Pierce Name Meaning
English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter. In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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928,272 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
145,607 Military Records
52,092 Immigration Records
675,811 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Pierce Families

  • Number of Pierce families
     833 - 1,664
     278 - 832
     1 - 277
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pierce families
     263 - 524
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pierce families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pierce Family Origin

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Pierce Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pierce

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Pierce Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Pierce Civil War Service Records

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