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Luce Family History

Luce Name Meaning

English:: from the Old French and Middle English female personal name Luce Lucy from Latin Lucia . habitational name from Lucé (Orne) transported to England by the Normans.

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


Similar surnames: Lucey, Luca, Luc, Duce, Luck, Luke, Duke, Lue, Luse, Lace

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Where is the Luce family from?

You can see how Luce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luce families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 256 Luce families living in Channel Islands. This was about 42% of all the recorded Luce's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands had the highest population of Luce families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luce surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luce ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Luce. 23% of Luce men worked as an Incapacitated and 79% of Luce women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luce were Retired and Tailoress. .

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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

  • Incapacitated
    23%
  • Cowman (farm)
    12%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    12%
  • Retired
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Private Means
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Tailoress
    3%
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Census Records

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Luce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luce 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Luce. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Luce. For the veterans among your Luce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luce lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Luce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Luce in 1944 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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