Meaning and Origin of: Pierce
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Latin : Rock, stone
- English : Rock
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Family name origins & meanings:
- English, Welsh, and Irish : from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter. In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.
- Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.
- Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the United States, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.