Pierson Family History

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Pierson Name Meaning

English (London): patronymic from the personal name Piers (see Pierce). North German: patronymic from the personal name Pier, a variant of Peer, reduced form of Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Person, Pierron, Peerson, Diersen, Pearson, Iverson, Peterson, Herson

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Pierson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pierson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pierson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Pierson Family Origin

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Pierson Family Occupations

What did your Pierson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pierson family was Dairyman. Farmer, Annuitant and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pierson. The most common Pierson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Pierson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Dairyman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pierson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pierson Historical Records

What Pierson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 166,000 census records available for the last name Pierson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pierson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Pierson. 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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Draft Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Pierson. For the veterans among your Pierson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pierson Life Expectancy

What is the average Pierson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pierson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pierson in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pierson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pierson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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