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Pierre Surname Meaning

French Walloon West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Mauritian:: from the personal name Pierre French form of Peter (see also below). This is one of the most frequent surnames in Haiti (along with Jean and Joseph ) and in Saint Martin. It is also established elsewhere in the West Indies (e.g. in Trinidad and Tobago Saint Lucia Grenada and Bahamas). from Old French pierre ‘stone rock’ (from Latin petra a word which is also the origin of the personal name Pierre; see Peter ). It may be a topographic name denoting someone who lived on a patch of stony soil or by a large outcrop of rock or a metonymic occupational name for a quarryman or stonemason. Compare Lapierre .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lapierre, Petre, Pierro, Pere, Pitre, Perro, Pierron, Pierce, Herre

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Where is the Pierre family from?

You can see how Pierre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pierre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pierre families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Pierre families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Pierre's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Pierre families in 1891.
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What did your Pierre ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pierre. 78% of Pierre women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Private Means
    23%
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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Pierre. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Pierre. For the veterans among your Pierre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pierre lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pierre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Pierre in 1944 was 37, and 65 in 2004.

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