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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pirie

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pir"ie
See Pirry.
noun Pir"ie
A pear tree.

Etymology: See Pear

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Pirie

Pirie MacDonald was a photographer. Pirie was born on January 27th, 1867 in Chicago. He died on April 22nd, 1942.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pirie

Madsen Pirie is an economist. Madsen was born on August 24th, 1940 in Kingston upon Hull.


Gordon Pirie was an athlete. Gordon was born on February 10th, 1931 in Leeds, England. He breathed his last breath on December 7th, 1991.


Elizabeth Mary Julia Pirie was a spy. Elizabeth was born on July 8th, 1918. Elizabeth is also known as Julia Pirie. She passed away on September 2nd, 2008.


Jacqueline Pirie/Jacqueline Chadwick is an actress. Jacqueline was given the name Jacqueline Pirie on October 10th, 1975 in Stirling, Scotland, UK.


Norman Pirie was a scientist in the field of virology. Norman was born on July 1st, 1907 in Easebourne. He left this life on March 29th, 1997.



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Popularity of Pirie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pirie U.S.
  White 95.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pirie

People with the last name Pirie are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pirie

  • How Popular is the name Pirie? As a last name Pirie was the 27,732nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pirie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pirie is Tuesday, July 2nd, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Pirie? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pirie. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pirie: Your name in reverse order is Eirip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Riiep. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pirie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 867 people with the last name Pirie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pirie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pirie as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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