Luce Family History

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Luce Name Meaning

most probably from the Norman personal name Luce (a vernacular form of Latin Lucia or Lucius). This is generally a female name, although male bearers are found in France. It was borne by a young Sicilian maiden and an aged Roman widow, both of whom were martyred under Diocletian and are venerated as saints. Alternatively, the surname may be a variant of Lewis.

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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Luce Family Origin

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Luce Family Occupations

What did your Luce ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Luce family was Ship Carpenter. The most common Luce occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Luce's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luce.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter

  • Ship Carpenter


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Luce Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Luce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Luce Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luce ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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