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Lacy Family History

Lacy Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lassy in Calvados named from a Gaulish personal name Lascius (of uncertain origin and meaning) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Darcy, Lay, Lary, Lady, Lach, Lack, Acy, Bach, Lann, Lucy

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Where is the Lacy family from?

You can see how Lacy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lacy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lacy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 61 Lacy families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Lacy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lacy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lacy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lacy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Lacy. 28% of Lacy men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Engineer
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Census Records

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Lacy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lacy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Lacy. 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 Cards

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Lacy. For the veterans among your Lacy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lacy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lacy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lacy in 1945 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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