Bierce Family History

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Bierce Name Meaning

Variant of Welsh and English Pierce.

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

Similar surnames: Pierce, Bearce, Kierce, Breece, Bice, Biers, Bierly, Beere, Piercey

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Bierce Family Origin

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Bierce Family Occupations

What did your Bierce ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bierce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Bierce's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bierce. A less common occupation for the Bierce family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bierce ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bierce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bierce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bierce census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 350 immigration records available for the last name Bierce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 704 military records available for the last name Bierce. For the veterans among your Bierce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bierce Life Expectancy

What is the average Bierce lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bierce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bierce in 1962 was 66, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bierce

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bierce ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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