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Lucas Family History

Lucas Name Meaning

English German French Spanish Portuguese Dutch and African American: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’ (compare Lucio ). The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to Saint Luke the Evangelist hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. In North America this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages e.g. Greek Loukas Hungarian Lukács (see Lukacs ) German Dutch etc. Lukas Polish Łukasz Czech and Slovak Lukáš Czech Lukeš Slovenian and Croatian Lukež (see Lukes ). Compare Lucus Luke and Locust Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Luca, Clucas, Lukas, Luc, Ducas, Luce, Lucia, Loukas, Lugar, Luks

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You can see how Lucas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lucas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lucas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 890 Lucas families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Lucas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lucas families in 1911.
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What did your Lucas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lucas. 37% of Lucas men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Lucas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lucas were Farmers Son and Nurse. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

There are 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Lucas. 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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There are 104,000 military records available for the last name Lucas. For the veterans among your Lucas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lucas lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lucas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lucas in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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