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Lace Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’, probably denoting someone with silver-gray hair. Compare Glass. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord and string, from Middle English lace ‘cord’ (Old French laz, las).

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


Similar surnames: Lacer, Lane, Place, Mace, Race, Lake, Dace, Lade, Glace, Pace

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Where is the Lace family from?

You can see how Lace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lace families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Lace families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lace's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lace families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lace surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lace ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lace. 29% of Lace men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Lace women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lace were Proprietor 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
    29%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Housework
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lace. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lace. For the veterans among your Lace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lace lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Lace in 1964 was 85, and 82 in 2004.

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