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Piercy Family History

Piercy Name Meaning

English: variant of Percy. As English names, these are found chiefly in Reading, Berkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Piercey, Peercy, Pearcy, Kierce, Perry, Bierly, Overly, Pierce, Percy

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Where is the Piercy family from?

You can see how Piercy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Piercy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Piercy families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Piercy families living in Virginia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Piercy's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Piercy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Piercy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Piercy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Piercy. 25% of Piercy men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Piercy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piercy were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
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What Piercy family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Piercy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piercy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Piercy. 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 Piercy. For the veterans among your Piercy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Piercy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Piercy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Piercy in 1952 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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