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Dace Name Meaning

English: from Old French dars ‘dace’; a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish of this name, or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.

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

Similar surnames: Dame, Mace, Lace, Dance, Dack, Race, Dale, Dane, Dade, Duce

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Where is the Dace family from?

You can see how Dace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dace families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Dace families living in Missouri. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dace's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Dace families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dace surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dace ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dace. 30% of Dace men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dace women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dace were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Dace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dace 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 693 immigration records available for the last name Dace. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dace. For the veterans among your Dace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dace lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Dace in 1944 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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