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Arce Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Arce a place in Cantabria and Burgos. Basque: Castilianized form of a habitational name from Artzi (Castilian Arce) a place in Navarre or any other place called with Basque artze ‘stony place’ (from arri ‘stone’ + the suffix -tze denoting abundance).

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


Similar surnames: Arco, Arne, Arceo, Ard, Urch, Re, Acy, Aue, Darcy, Ure

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Where is the Arce family from?

You can see how Arce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Arce families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 38 Arce families living in California. This was about 73% of all the recorded Arce's in USA. California had the highest population of Arce families in 1880.
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What did your Arce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arce. 26% of Arce men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Arce women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arce were Jornalero and Cook. .

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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
    26%
  • Labrador
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Jornalero
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Missionaries
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Arce. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Arce. For the veterans among your Arce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arce lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Arce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Arce in 1942 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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