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Lace Name Meaning

Manx: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chais Manx Mac Guilley Chass ‘son of Guilley Cass’ (the curly-haired youth). Compare Leece . English: probably a nickname for someone who wore braided silken laces (for tying clothing shoes or armor) or a braided silken belt or buckle from Middle English Old French las lace ‘lace cord belt clasp buckle’ especially one made of interwoven strands of silk threads of gold etc. Alternatively it may have named a lacer a maker of such articles.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lacer, Lane, Place, Mace, Race, Lake, Dace, Lade, Glace, Pace

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Where is the Lace family from?

You can see how Lace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lace families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 226 Lace families living in Isle of Man. This was about 46% of all the recorded Lace's in United Kingdom. Isle of Man had the highest population of Lace families in 1891.
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What did your Lace ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lace. 43% of Lace men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Lace women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lace were Huntsman and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Poultry Farmer
  • Huntsman

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Lace. For the veterans among your Lace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lace lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Lace in 1964 was 85, and 82 in 2004.

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