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Gracey Family History

Gracey Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Grassick an occupational name from Gaelic greusaich griasaich ‘shoemaker’. The name was probably taken from Scotland to northern Ireland at the time of the Plantation (16th and 17th centuries). English: perhaps occasionally from the rare Middle English female personal name Gracy (from Latin Gracia Grecia) which in late medieval England was more commonly rendered as Grace The origin of the Middle English personal name appears to be Latin gratia ‘grace favor’ but it may otherwise have been an altered form of (Latinized) Grecia and Gricia which are occasionally recorded as women's names in 12th- and 14th-century England. These could derive from Old French gris Middle English grece grayce ‘gray’ or from an Old French form of Latin Grecia (‘Greek’).

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


Similar surnames: Grace, Graley, Tracey, Racey, Gravley, Raley, Bracy, Bracey, Graver

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Where is the Gracey family from?

You can see how Gracey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gracey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gracey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Gracey families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Gracey's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gracey families in 1840.
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What did your Gracey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gracey. 21% of Gracey men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Gracey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gracey were Clerk 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
    21%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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What is the average Gracey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gracey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gracey in 1949 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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