Darcy Family History

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Darcy Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Arcy in Manche, France, named from a Gaulish personal name (which, it has been suggested, may be akin to the Indo-European root ars- ‘bear’) + the locative suffix -acum. Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Dorchaidhe ‘descendant of the dark one’, from dorcha ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’. This Connacht name has fallen together with the Norman surname, which is certainly attested in Ireland, having been introduced there by Sir William D’Arcy and Sir John D’Arcy, who was appointed Chief Justiciar of Ireland in the 14th century.

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

Similar surnames: Darby, Marcy, Harty, Darty, Dury, Day, Carby, Dally, Arco, Davy

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Darcy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Darcy name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Darcy Family Origin

Where is the Darcy family from?

Darcy Family Occupations

What did your Darcy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Darcy family was Servant. The most common Darcy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Darcy's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darcy.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer

  • Servant


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

Darcy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Darcy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darcy 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Darcy. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Darcy. For the veterans among your Darcy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darcy Life Expectancy

What is the average Darcy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Darcy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Darcy in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darcy 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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