Pearce Family History

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Pearce Name Meaning

Welsh, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Pierce.

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

Similar surnames: Peirce, Bearce, Peare, Pearcey, Pearre, Peace, Pearcy, Hearne, Bearse

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Pearce Family Origin

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Pearce Family Occupations

What did your Pearce ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pearce family was School. Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pearce. The most common Pearce occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Pearce's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • School


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

Pearce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pearce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearce 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pearce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pearce. For the veterans among your Pearce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pearce Life Expectancy

What is the average Pearce lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pearce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pearce in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pearce

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pearce 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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