Luck Family History

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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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Luck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Luck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Luck. 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


  • European Jewish


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Luck Family Origin

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Luck Family Occupations

What did your Luck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luck. The most common Luck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Luck's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Luck family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Luck ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Luck Historical Records

What Luck family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Luck Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luck 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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