Lucas Name Meaning

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio. The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke. This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas).

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

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Lucas Family Origin

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Lucas Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Lucas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Lucas's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lucas. A less common occupation for the Lucas family was Farm Laborer.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Lucas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lucas in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lucas

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