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Racey Family History

Racey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Racy, Rasey, Razey.

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


Similar surnames: Racy, Razey, Rasey, Rabey, Tacey, Lacey, Acey, Bracey, Gracey, Raley

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Where is the Racey family from?

You can see how Racey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Racey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Racey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Racey families living in Virginia. This was about 73% of all the recorded Racey's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Racey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Racey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Racey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Racey. 31% of Racey men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Racey women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Racey were Salesman and Machine Operator.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    16%
  • Looper
    16%
  • School Teacher
    16%
  • Machine Operator
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Racey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Racey 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 680 immigration records available for the last name Racey. 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 905 military records available for the last name Racey. For the veterans among your Racey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Racey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Racey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Racey in 1957 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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