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Searcy Family History

Searcy Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It may be a variant of Sears or Sayers.

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

Similar surnames: Search, Pearcy, Searcey, Scarce, Scearce, Peary, Stacy, Pearce

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Where is the Searcy family from?

You can see how Searcy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Searcy family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Searcy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Searcy families living in Kentucky. This was about 33% of all the recorded Searcy's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Searcy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Searcy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Searcy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Searcy. 27% of Searcy men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Searcy women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Searcy were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Searcy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Searcy 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 Searcy. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Searcy. For the veterans among your Searcy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Searcy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Searcy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Searcy in 1944 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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