Darcy Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Arcy in Manche, France, named from a Gaulish personal name (which, it has been suggested, may be akin to the Indo-European root ars- ‘bear’) + the locative suffix -acum. Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Dorchaidhe ‘descendant of the dark one’, from dorcha ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’. This Connacht name has fallen together with the Norman surname, which is certainly attested in Ireland, having been introduced there by Sir William D’Arcy and Sir John D’Arcy, who was appointed Chief Justiciar of Ireland in the 14th century.

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


Similar surnames: Darby, Marcy, Harty, Darty, Dury, Day, Carby, Dally, Arco, Davy

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Darcy Family Origin

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Darcy Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Darcy occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Darcy's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Darcy family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darcy.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Darcy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Darcy in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darcy

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