When Earl Pierce was born in 1904, in Texas, United States, his father, Elmer Kansas Pierce, was 29 and his mother, Arbanna Moody, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Zona B Pierce. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 8, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died in 1985, in Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Brookeland, Sabine, Texas, United States.
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.