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Mace Family History

Mace Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew. English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a mace-bearer, from Old French masse ‘mace’. English: habitational name from Macé in Orne, France. French (Macé): variant of Massey; also a vernacular form of the personal name Mathieu (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Maze, Mate, Mack, Pace, Ace, Mule, Mach, Lace, Mabe, Macek

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Where is the Mace family from?

You can see how Mace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mace families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Mace families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 14% of all the recorded Mace's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mace families in 1840.
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What did your Mace ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mace. 18% of Mace men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mace women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mace were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mace. 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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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Mace. For the veterans among your Mace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mace lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mace in 1940 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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