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Graca Name Meaning

Portuguese (Graça): from a short form of the Christian religious epithet da Graça meaning ‘of mercy’ and forming part of the Marian name Maria da Graça from graça ‘grace mercy’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gracia, Grana, Grace, Araya, Rada, Gratz, Frana, Franca, Granat

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Where is the Graca family from?

You can see how Graca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Graca families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Graca families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Graca's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Graca families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Graca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Graca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Graca. 43% of Graca men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Graca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graca 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Graca. 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 401 military records available for the last name Graca. For the veterans among your Graca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graca lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Graca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Graca in 1959 was 66, and 88 in 2004.

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