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Luck Family History

Luck Name Meaning

English and German (also found in Alsace): variant of English Luke, German Lukas. German (also Lück): from a short form of Lüdeke, a pet form of Ludolph (compare Liedtke 2) or occasionally from Ludwig or Lucas. Dutch (van Luck) and English: habitational name from Luik, the Dutch name of the Belgian city of Liège. Translation of the French Canadian secondary surnames Lachance and Lafortune.

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

Similar surnames: Duck, Buck, Huck, Lueck, Puck, Luca, Lock, Lick, Lauck, Rock

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Where is the Luck family from?

You can see how Luck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luck families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 29 Luck families living in Virginia. This was about 37% of all the recorded Luck's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Luck families in 1840.
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What did your Luck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Luck. 21% of Luck men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Luck women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luck were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Luck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luck 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Luck. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Luck. For the veterans among your Luck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luck lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Luck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Luck in 1942 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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