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Pearse Family History

Pearse Name Meaning

English: variant of Pearce.

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


Similar surnames: Pears, Bearse, Pearce, Peare, Peers, Pearcy, Pease, Peairs, Bears

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Where is the Pearse family from?

You can see how Pearse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pearse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pearse families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Pearse families living in Rhode Island. This was about 30% of all the recorded Pearse's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Pearse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pearse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pearse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pearse. 15% of Pearse men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Pearse women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pearse were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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What Pearse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Pearse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearse 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Pearse. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pearse. For the veterans among your Pearse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pearse lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pearse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pearse in 1954 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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