Lucas Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Similar surnames: Luca, Clucas, Lukas, Luc, Ducas, Luce, Lucia, Loukas, Lugar, Luks

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Lucas Family Origin

Where is the Lucas family from?

Lucas Family Occupations

What did your Lucas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lucas. 18% of Lucas men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Lucas women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lucas were Truck Driver and Stenographer

View Census data for Lucas | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lucas Historical Records

What Lucas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 655,000 census records available for the last name Lucas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lucas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Lucas

Passenger List

There are 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Lucas. 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.

View all Lucas immigration records

Draft Card

There are 104,000 military records available for the last name Lucas. For the veterans among your Lucas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lucas military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lucas family history.

Lucas Life Expectancy

What is the average Lucas lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lucas

Famous Lucas Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name