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PIERCE - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname PIERCE

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Definition: Adapted from the given name Piers (a derivation of Peter, which means "rock") and usually meaning "son or descendant of Piers or Peter."

Surname Origin: English, Welsh

Alternate Surname Spellings: PEARCE, PEARSE, PEARSON, PIERS, PIRS, PYRS, PEERS

More Resources for the Surname PIERCE :

English Genealogy
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PIERCE Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - PIERCE Genealogy
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PIERCE Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Pierce surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - PIERCE Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - PIERCE Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - PIERCE Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name PIERCE.

MyCinnamonToast.com - PIERCE Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the PIERCE surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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