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Pearcey Name Meaning

English: variant of Percy.

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


Similar surnames: Pearcy, Pearce, Searcey, Peercy, Piercey, Peace, Peirce, Kearbey

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Where is the Pearcey family from?

You can see how Pearcey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pearcey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pearcey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Pearcey family living in Georgia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pearcey's in the USA. Georgia and 3 other states had the highest population of Pearcey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pearcey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pearcey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pearcey. 27% of Pearcey men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Pearcey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pearcey were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farming
    22%
  • Carpenter
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Farming
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Pearcey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearcey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pearcey. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pearcey. For the veterans among your Pearcey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pearcey lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Pearcey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Pearcey in 1966 was 50, and 76 in 2003.

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