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Ace Family History

Ace Name Meaning

English: from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic (Frankish) Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element. Possibly an Americanized form of German Atz, which has the same origin as 1.

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


Similar surnames: Mace, Aye, Ade, Race, Axe, Pace, Face, Ale, Lace, Pach

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Where is the Ace family from?

You can see how Ace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ace families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Ace families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ace's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ace families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ace surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ace ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ace. 44% of Ace men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Ace women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ace were Salesman and House Wife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    44%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Seamstress
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • House Wife
    16%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ace census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 688 immigration records available for the last name Ace. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Ace. For the veterans among your Ace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ace lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ace in 1958 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

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