Pierce Family History & Genealogy

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Pierce Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Aug 15, 2019

History

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Name Origin

(1) English, Welsh and Irish, from the personal name, Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter. In Whales this represents a patronymic ap of Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais "son of Piaras", a Gaelicized form of Piers.
(2) Americanized form of "some" similar-sounding Jewish surname.
From the "Dictionary of American family names", Oxford University press, Mar 2003

Spellings & Pronunciations

In early colonial times it was spelled, "Pers, Perse (purse) Piers, Peirce and then to the present, Pierce.
From the book, "Pierce Genealogy, being a record of the posterity of Thomas Pierce, an early inhabitant of Charlestown and later Charlestown villiage (Woburn), in New England" by Frederic B. Pierce and Frederic C Pierce, published 1882

Nationality & Ethnicity

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Famous People named Pierce

14 TH President, Franklin Pierce 1804-1869

Early Pierces

These are the earliest records we have of the Pierce family.

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1540 - Jul 13, 1641
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1549 - 1601
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1571 - 1643
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1575 - Unknown
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1600 - Jun 3, 1673
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1612 - Jan 6, 1665
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1672 - Aug 6, 1716
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1679 - 1754
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1680 - Jan 17, 1757
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1718 - Unknown

Pierce Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Pierce Biographies

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Unknown - Unknown
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May 31, 1915 - Nov 23, 1994
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Aug 9, 1907 - March 1972
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Nov 10, 1944 - May 1, 1994
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Sep 6, 1898 - February 1988
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Mar 22, 1914 - Jan 23, 2001
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Sep 23, 1954 - Mar 13, 1999
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Feb 3, 1935 - August 1989
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Jan 6, 1888 - December 1962
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Dec 24, 1926 - Dec 17, 2003
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Dec 22, 1938 - Oct 11, 2010
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Jan 10, 1900 - October 1975
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Feb 7, 1900 - July 1995
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Dec 12, 1909 - May 1982
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Oct 8, 1888 - October 1970
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c. 1985 - Unknown
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c. 1954 - Unknown
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c. 1970 - Unknown
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Jan 29, 1903 - Oct 22, 1980
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c. 1918 - Unknown

Pierce Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Pierce family member is 70.8 years old according to our database of 54,895 people with the last name Pierce that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.8 years

Oldest Pierces

These are the longest-lived members of the Pierce family on AncientFaces.

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Dec 31, 1850 - May 1967
116 years
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Jul 7, 1882 - September 1992
110 years
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September 1883 - May 2, 1993
109 years
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Aug 13, 1892 - Oct 21, 1999
107 years
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Nov 9, 1890 - Oct 7, 1998
107 years
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Apr 13, 1877 - March 1985
107 years
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Nov 25, 1879 - March 1985
105 years
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Mar 15, 1895 - Dec 14, 2000
105 years
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Jan 21, 1903 - Aug 8, 2008
105 years
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Jan 16, 1876 - November 1981
105 years

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