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Lucia Family History

Lucia Name Meaning

Spanish (Lucía) and southern Italian: from the female personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux ‘light’. English: from a Latinized form of Luce. Respelling of French Lussier.

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


Similar surnames: Luca, Lucio, Lucian, Lucas, Luce, Lucius, Lia, Luc, Lupia, Lucca

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Where is the Lucia family from?

You can see how Lucia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lucia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lucia families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lucia families living in New York. This was about 73% of all the recorded Lucia's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lucia families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lucia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lucia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lucia. 23% of Lucia men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Lucia women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lucia were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Lucia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lucia 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lucia. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lucia. For the veterans among your Lucia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lucia lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lucia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lucia in 1944 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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