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Dacey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Déiseach a name for a member of the vassal community known as the Déise a term of uncertain meaning and origin. English: variant of Daisy . English and Irish: perhaps also a variant of Darcy .

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


Similar surnames: Ducey, Dazey, Day, Tacey, Pacey, Facey, Nace, Davy, Dade, Dace

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Where is the Dacey family from?

You can see how Dacey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dacey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dacey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Dacey families living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dacey's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Dacey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dacey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dacey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dacey. 16% of Dacey men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Dacey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dacey were New Worker and Stenographer. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Dacey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dacey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dacey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dacey. For the veterans among your Dacey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dacey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dacey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dacey in 1945 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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