Charles Pierce

Male10 October 1748–August 1824

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Pierce was born on 10 October 1748, in Milton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Lancelot Pierce, was 24 and his mother, Mehitable Vose, was 22. He married Esther Houghton on 28 April 1785, in Milton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in August 1824, at the age of 75.

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Charles Pierce
1748–1824
Esther Houghton
1765–1787
Marriage: 28 April 1785

Sources (2)

  • Charls Pierce, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Charles Pierce, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    28 April 1785Milton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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    Name Meaning

    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.

    Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

    History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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