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Lacey Family History

Lacey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lacy.

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


Similar surnames: Facey, Lavey, Lucey, Macey, Havey, Dancey, Tacy, Rabey, Lasky, Racey

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Where is the Lacey family from?

You can see how Lacey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lacey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lacey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Lacey families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Lacey's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lacey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lacey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lacey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lacey. 17% of Lacey men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lacey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lacey 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
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 199,000 census records available for the last name Lacey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lacey 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Lacey. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Lacey. For the veterans among your Lacey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lacey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lacey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lacey in 1942 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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