Pierce Family History
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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