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Percy Family History

Percy Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius + the locative suffix -acum. The suggestion has also been made that it is a nickname from Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + haie ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’, referring either to a soldier remembered for his breach of a fortification, or in jest to a poacher who was in the habit of breaking into a private park.

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

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98,096 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,816 Military Records
12,392 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Percy Families

  • Number of Percy families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Percy families
     278 - 554
     93 - 277
     1 - 92
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Percy families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Percy Family Origin

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Percy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Percy

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Percy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Percy Civil War Service Records

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