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Nace Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois (see McNeese). Americanized spelling of Dutch and German Nees, Neese, or Nies.

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


Similar surnames: Neace, Nacey, Face, Nack, Nance, Nale, Nafe, Ace, Nice, Niece

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Where is the Nace family from?

You can see how Nace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nace families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Nace families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 53% of all the recorded Nace's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nace families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nace surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nace ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nace. 23% of Nace men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Nace women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nace were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Nace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nace 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 635 immigration records available for the last name Nace. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nace. For the veterans among your Nace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nace lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Nace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nace in 1954 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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