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Tracey Family History

Tracey Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) variant of Tracy. variant of Treacy.

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


Similar surnames: Tracy, Trahey, Bracey, Gracey, Pacey, Trace, Bracy, Rabey, Lacey

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Where is the Tracey family from?

You can see how Tracey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tracey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tracey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Tracey families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Tracey's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Tracey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tracey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tracey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tracey. 17% of Tracey men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Tracey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tracey were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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What Tracey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Tracey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tracey 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Tracey. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Tracey. For the veterans among your Tracey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tracey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Tracey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Tracey in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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