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Pierce Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter. In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers. Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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


Similar surnames: Kierce, Pierre, Piers, Preece, Percy, Bierce, Zierke, Pere, Pee, Pirc

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Pierce Family Origin

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Pierce Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pierce family was Carpenter. The most common Pierce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Pierce's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pierce.

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Pierce Historical Records

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Pierce Life Expectancy

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Famous Pierce Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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