Kierce Family History

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Kierce Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Kierse, itself a variant, found in County Clare, of (Mac) Kerrisk, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiarais ‘son of Fiaras’, Gaelic form of Piers. Compare Ferrick.

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

Similar surnames: Pierce, Kiene, Bierce, Kieran, Niece, Vorce, Kirby, Piercy, Piercey

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Kierce Family Origin

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Kierce Family Occupations

What did your Kierce ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kierce family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kierce. The most common Kierce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Kierce's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Farm Laborer


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Kierce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kierce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kierce 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 236 immigration records available for the last name Kierce. 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 485 military records available for the last name Kierce. For the veterans among your Kierce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kierce Life Expectancy

What is the average Kierce lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kierce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kierce in 1954 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kierce

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