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Pierson Family History

Pierson Name Meaning
English (London): patronymic from the personal name Piers (see Pierce).North German: patronymic from the personal name Pier, a variant of Peer, reduced form of Peter.

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

1,042,965 Historical Documents with Pierson on Ancestry.com
183,724 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
31,368 Military Records
11,707 Immigration Records
161,001 Census and Voter Lists
655,165 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pierson Families

  • Number of Pierson families
     271 - 539
     91 - 270
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pierson families
     77 - 152
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pierson families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pierson census records

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Pierson Family Origin

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Pierson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pierson

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Pierson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pierson census records

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Pierson Civil War Service Records

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