Pirie Family History

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Pirie Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Perry 1.

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

Similar surnames: Pirnie, Perrie, Durie, Ririe, Tyrie, Perin, Prien, Patrie, Piche

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Pirie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pirie name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pirie. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Pirie Family Origin

Where is the Pirie family from?

Pirie Family Occupations

What did your Pirie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pirie family was Labourer. Farmer, Fisherman and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pirie. The most common Pirie occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Pirie's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer


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

Pirie Historical Records

What Pirie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Pirie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pirie 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pirie. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pirie. For the veterans among your Pirie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pirie Life Expectancy

What is the average Pirie lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pirie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pirie in 1951 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pirie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pirie 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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