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Lancey Family History

Lancey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. The form De Lancey is also found in British records; it may well be a habitational name from Lancey in Isère, France.

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

Similar surnames: Lance, Manley, Larkey, Lander, Hancey, Chancey, Hanley, Janey, Hanney

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Where is the Lancey family from?

You can see how Lancey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lancey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lancey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Lancey families living in Maine. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lancey's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Lancey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lancey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lancey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lancey. 22% of Lancey men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Lancey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lancey were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lancey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lancey 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 940 immigration records available for the last name Lancey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lancey. For the veterans among your Lancey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lancey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lancey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lancey in 1963 was 81, and 62 in 2004.

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