Last name: PIERCE

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PIERCE : This last name is indexed 370,267 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PIERCE : 1: English Welsh and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers Peres Peris an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per the French form of Peter. Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’ a Gaelicized form of Piers.2: Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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