Arce Family History

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Arce Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from places in the provinces of Santander and Navarra called Arce. Their name is a Castilianized spelling of Basque artze ‘stony place’ (from arri ‘stone’ + the suffix of abundance -tz(e)).

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

Similar surnames: Arco, Arne, Arceo, Ard, Urch, Re, Acy, Aue, Darcy, Ure

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Arce Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arce name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


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Arce Family Origin

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Arce Family Occupations

What did your Arce ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arce family was Bar Tender. Laborer, Fisherman and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arce. The most common Arce occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Arce's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Fisherman

  • Architect

  • Bar Tender


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

Arce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Arce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arce 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Arce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Arce. For the veterans among your Arce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arce Life Expectancy

What is the average Arce lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Arce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Arce in 1942 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arce

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arce 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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