Pace Family History

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Pace Name Meaning

English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis (see Pascal, Italian Pasquale). nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pace, pece ‘peace’, ‘concord’, ‘amity’ (via Anglo-Norman French from Latin pax, genitive pacis). Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace, used for both men and women, from the word pace ‘peace’ (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Pack, Pate, Mace, Place, Page, Pane, Pape, Lace, Race, Ace

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Pace Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pace name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pace. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Pace Family Origin

Where is the Pace family from?

Pace Family Occupations

What did your Pace ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Laundress and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pace. The most common Pace occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Pace's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Pace family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Laundress

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pace ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pace Historical Records

What Pace family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 143,000 census records available for the last name Pace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pace 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Pace. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Pace. For the veterans among your Pace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pace Life Expectancy

What is the average Pace lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pace in 1940 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pace 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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