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Lucy Family History

Lucy Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant of Lucey . French: habitational name from any of various places called Lucy originally named with the Latin personal name Lucius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Lucey, Bucy, Luy, Luck, Luty, Lacy, Lucky, Luff, Tacy, Dacy

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Where is the Lucy family from?

You can see how Lucy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lucy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lucy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lucy families living in New York. This was about 12% of all the recorded Lucy's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Lucy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lucy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lucy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lucy. 20% of Lucy men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lucy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lucy were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Lucy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lucy 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Lucy. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lucy. For the veterans among your Lucy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lucy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lucy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lucy in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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