Pierce (surname)

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Pierce is a surname, a cognate of French Pierre ("Peter"). Notable persons with that surname include:

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Arts and letters[edit]

  • Aida Pierce (born 1956), Mexican actress and comedian
  • Bradley Pierce (born 1982), American voice-over artist and character actor
  • Chonda Pierce (born 1960), American Christian comedian often billed as "The Queen of Clean"
  • Gareth Pierce, Welsh actor
  • Jason Pierce (born 1965), English musician
  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce (1958–1996), American singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Jeffrey Pierce (born 1971), American actor, film director and producer
  • Justin Pierce (1975–2000), English-American actor and professional skateboarder
  • Marjorie Pierce (1900–1999), American architect
  • Marvin Pierce (1893–1969), American publisher, president of McCall Corporation
  • Nat Pierce (1925–1992), American jazz pianist and arranger
  • Tamora Pierce (born 1954), American fantasy fiction author
  • Tedd Pierce (Edward Stacey Pierce III; 1906–1972), American animated cartoon writer, animator and artist
  • The Pierces: Allison and Catherine, American alternative band
  • Tim Pierce (born 1959), American session guitarist
  • Webb Pierce (1921–1991), American country music singer
  • Wendell Pierce (born 1962), American actor

Politics, law, and government[edit]

  • Abe E. Pierce, III (born 1934), African-American educator and mayor of Monroe, Louisiana
  • Barbara Bush (née Pierce, born 1925), First Lady of the United States 1989–1993
  • Franklin Pierce (1804–1869), the fourteenth President of the United States
  • Gilbert A. Pierce (1839–1901), author, journalist, playwright, member of the Indiana state legislature, eighth Governor of Dakota Territory, and representative for North Dakota in the U.S. Senate
  • Henry L. Pierce (1825–1896), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • James F. Pierce (1830–1905), New York politician
  • Jane Pierce (1806–1863), wife of U.S. President Franklin Pierce
  • Julian Pierce (?–1988), Lumbee Indian, chemist, lawyer, murdered at start of campaign to win electoral primary for position of superior court judge for Robeson, North Carolina
  • Ray V. Pierce (1840–1914), U.S. Representative from New York State
  • Samuel Pierce (1922–2000), United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1981–1989
  • Walter M. Pierce (1861–1954), Governor of Oregon and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives


  • Benjamin C. Pierce, professor of computer science at the University of Pennsylvania known for two books on type theory
  • G. W. Pierce (George Washington Pierce; 1872–1956), Harvard professor of physics and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunications



  • Francis Junior Pierce (1924–1986), U.S. Navy Corpsman who received the Medal of Honor for actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II
  • Gus Pierce, alternative name for Augustus Baker Peirce (1840–1919); American traveler, riverboat captain and artist in Australia
  • James Pieronnet Pierce (c. 1825–1897), California entrepreneur
  • Lovick Pierce, American pastor, Chaplain in the War of 1812
  • Sarah Pierce (1767–1852), American educator

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