Percy Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius + the locative suffix -acum. The suggestion has also been made that it is a nickname from Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + haie ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’, referring either to a soldier remembered for his breach of a fortification, or in jest to a poacher who was in the habit of breaking into a private park.

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


Similar surnames: Mercy, Berry, Merry, Cerny, Pesch, Pero, Terry, Perna, Perry, Ferry

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Percy Family Origin

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Percy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Percy family was Farm Laborer. The most common Percy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Percy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Percy.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Percy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Percy in 1945 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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