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Pearce family page

This family made its first appearance in Jersey records in the first decade of the 19th century


Mr Pearce, photographed by Ernest Baudoux

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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Pearce family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Pearce, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

Although it sounds as if this should be an English surname, it is equally common in other European countries, albeit in variant spellings. It is ultimately a variant of the personal name Peter, which was spelt Piers in Medieval England, and comes from the Greek for rock, petros.

Early records

Pearce first appeared in Jersey records in 1803 and 1804 with the baptism in St Helier of Jeanne Marguerite Marie and Richard, children of Richard Pearce and Jeanne Amy. When the couple married in St Helier in 1802, Richard was shown as coming from St Helier, but we believe that he was born in England.

After this marriage a succession of Pearces from Guernsey, Plymouth and Cornwall appear in the St Helier marriage register, mainly marrying women who also came from the South-West.


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  • Pears
  • Pierce
  • Peirce

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Pearce family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Sarah Pearce, Northumberland House, St Helier - 9 July 1920, D/Y/A/80
  • Francis Pearce, St Helier - 15 May 1903, D/Y/A/62
  • John Pearse of Buxton Hill, Surrey, now of Gothic Cottage, Jersey, 7 June 1852 - D/Y/A/27
  • George Pearse, 11 Hilary Street, St Helier - 28 January 1933, D/Y/A/94


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