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Lucas Family History

Lucas Name Meaning
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio. The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke. This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas.Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,021,960 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
95,670 Military Records
66,630 Immigration Records
611,419 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lucas Families

  • Number of Lucas families
     506 - 1,010
     169 - 505
     1 - 168
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lucas families
     1,129 - 2,256
     377 - 1,128
     1 - 376
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lucas families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lucas Family Origin

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Lucas Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lucas

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Lucas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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