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Find more Pearce 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 1,076 less people named Pearce 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 17,119 people named Pearce in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Pearce in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16,043 people named Pearce were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 8,099 females, Mary was the most common name
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 47% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,412
  • 5% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14% were first-generation Americans
  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Welsh
  • 1,114 were born in foreign countries