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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Lucas Family Origin

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Lucas Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lucas family was Coal Miner. The most common Lucas occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Lucas's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lucas.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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