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Pearcy Family History

Pearcy Name Meaning

English: variant of Percy.

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


Similar surnames: Peercy, Pearcey, Peary, Searcy, Pearce, Piercy, Peay, Bearce, Peard

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Where is the Pearcy family from?

You can see how Pearcy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pearcy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pearcy families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Pearcy families living in Tennessee. This was about 36% of all the recorded Pearcy's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Pearcy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pearcy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pearcy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pearcy. 24% of Pearcy men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Pearcy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pearcy were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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What Pearcy family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pearcy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearcy 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 Pearcy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pearcy. For the veterans among your Pearcy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pearcy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pearcy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pearcy in 1943 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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