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Luce Family History

Luce Name Meaning
most probably from the Norman personal name Luce (a vernacular form of Latin Lucia or Lucius). This is generally a female name, although male bearers are found in France. It was borne by a young Sicilian maiden and an aged Roman widow, both of whom were martyred under Diocletian and are venerated as saints.Alternatively, the surname may be a variant of Lewis.

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

553,372 Historical Documents with Luce on Ancestry.com
93,020 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,685 Military Records
5,881 Immigration Records
67,887 Census and Voter Lists
373,899 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Luce Families

  • Number of Luce families
     122 - 242
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Luce families
     129 - 256
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Luce last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Luce Family Origin

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Luce Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Luce

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Luce Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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