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Lucas Name Meaning

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio. The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke. This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas).

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


Similar surnames: Luca, Clucas, Lukas, Luc, Ducas, Luce, Lucia, Loukas, Lugar, Luks

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Where is the Lucas family from?

You can see how Lucas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lucas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lucas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,256 Lucas families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Lucas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lucas families in 1891.
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What did your Lucas 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 Lucas. 7% of Lucas men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Lucas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lucas were Retired 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
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Retired
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Lucas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 104,000 military records available for the last name Lucas. For the veterans among your Lucas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lucas lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lucas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lucas in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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