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Origination of the Pierce Surname

The name of Pierce originated in Northumberland, where a Baron named Lord Percy maintained a private army to defend his castle and holdings, and these men were known as "Percy Men" with name; through the centuries being shortened to "Perces" and then to Perce, and later to be spelled: Pers, Pearce, Peirce, and Pierce. Some have even spelled the name Purse.

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