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Eunice Family History

Eunice Name Meaning

Americanized form of Spanish Núñez (see Nunez) in a family of Portuguese Jewish origin. This family name occurs chiefly in GA. The etymology of the female given name Eunice is from Greek eu ‘good’ + nike ‘victory’, but no historical connection has been established between the given name and the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Tunick, Cunico, Unick, Nice, Bunce, Judice, Kunik, Muniz, Aulick

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Where is the Eunice family from?

You can see how Eunice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eunice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eunice families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Eunice family living in New Hampshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eunice's in the USA. New Hampshire and 1 other state had the highest population of Eunice families in 1840.
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What did your Eunice ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eunice. 41% of Eunice men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Eunice women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eunice were Barber and Machine Operator.

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Barber
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 295 immigration records available for the last name Eunice. 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 529 military records available for the last name Eunice. For the veterans among your Eunice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eunice lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Eunice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Eunice in 1941 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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