Pearse Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Pearse Name Meaning

English: variant of Pearce.

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

Similar surnames: Pears, Bearse, Pearce, Peare, Peers, Pearcy, Pease, Peairs, Bears

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Pearse Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pearse name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Pearse Family Origin

Where is the Pearse family from?

Pearse Family Occupations

What did your Pearse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Furrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pearse. A less common occupation for the Pearse family was Shoemaker. The most common Pearse occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Pearse's were Farmers.

View Census data for Pearse | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Furrier

  • Shoemaker


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

Pearse Historical Records

What Pearse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Pearse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Pearse

Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Pearse. 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.

View all Pearse immigration records

Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Pearse. For the veterans among your Pearse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pearse military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pearse family history.

Pearse Life Expectancy

What is the average Pearse lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pearse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pearse in 1954 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pearse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pearse 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.

Famous Pearse Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name