Lacy Family History

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Lacy Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lassy in Calvados, named from a Gaulish personal name Lascius (of uncertain meaning) + the locative suffix -acum. The surname is widespread in Britain and Ireland, but most common in Nottinghamshire. In Ireland the family is associated particularly with County Limerick.

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

Similar surnames: Darcy, Lay, Lary, Lady, Lach, Lack, Acy, Bach, Lann, Lucy

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Lacy Family Origin

Where is the Lacy family from?

Lacy Family Occupations

What did your Lacy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lacy. The most common Lacy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Lacy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lacy family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lacy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lacy Historical Records

What Lacy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Lacy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lacy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Lacy. 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 Card

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Lacy. For the veterans among your Lacy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lacy Life Expectancy

What is the average Lacy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lacy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lacy in 1945 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lacy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lacy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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