Lucas Family History

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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

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Lucas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lucas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lucas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Lucas Family Origin

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Lucas Family Occupations

What did your Lucas ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Lucas Historical Records

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lucas 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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