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Pierce Family History

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

4,610,500 Historical Documents with Pierce on Ancestry.co.uk
900,157 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
145,246 Military Records
50,945 Immigration Records
670,571 Census and Voter Lists
2,843,581 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pierce Families

  • Number of Pierce families
     263 - 524
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pierce families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pierce census records

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Pierce Family Origin

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Pierce Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Pierce Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Pierce Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Pierce census records

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Military Service by Pierce

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