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Justice Name Meaning

English: nickname for a fair-minded man, from Middle English, Old French justice ‘justice’, ‘equity’, Latin iustitia, a derivative of iustus (see Just). It may also have been an occupational name for a judge, since this metonymic use of the word is attested from as early as the 12th century.

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


Similar surnames: Justin, Austin, Jessie, Jestice, Eustace, Custis, Judice, Musick

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Where is the Justice family from?

You can see how Justice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Justice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Justice families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Justice families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Justice's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Justice families in 1840.
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What did your Justice ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Justice. 20% of Justice men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Justice women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Justice were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Justice. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Justice 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Justice. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Justice. For the veterans among your Justice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Justice lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Justice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Justice in 1940 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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