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Pacey Family History

Pacey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Pacy-sur-Eure, which took its name from the Gallo-Roman personal name Paccius + the locative suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Paley, Pavey, Pace, Macey, Facey, Tacey, Matey, Pane, Pacek, Dacey

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Where is the Pacey family from?

You can see how Pacey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pacey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pacey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Pacey families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pacey's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pacey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pacey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pacey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pacey. 44% of Pacey men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Pacey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pacey were Salesman and Owner.

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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
    44%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Owner
    10%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Pacey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pacey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pacey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pacey. For the veterans among your Pacey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pacey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pacey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pacey in 1947 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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