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Origins of the Pierce surname

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About the Pierces

We have a total number of 64788 records for people with the last name Pierce.

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Where do most Pierces live?

In 1921, most Pierces lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Pierces

How common is your surname?

937th most common surname in the UK

We have 42,200 records for the Pierce surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Pierces most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Pierce first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Pierce family members

Common jobs for Pierces

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Pierces in 1921
Dressmaker

211

Domestic Servant

132

General Servant

132

Laundress

130

General Servant Domestic

116

Common Male occupations for Pierces in 1921
Farm Hands

349

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

294

General Farmers

195

Agricultural Labourer

180

Carpenter

172

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