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Mace Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Masse probably a shortened form of Matthew (compare Massey and Massett ) or possibly of Thomas . French and Breton (Macé): from the French personal name Macé a vernacular form of Mathieu ‘Matthew’. Compare Masse 5 and Maze French (Macé): habitational name from Macé or La Ferté-Macé in Orne the former so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum) the latter from the personal name Macé (see 2 above). French: variant of Massé (see Masse ) in part a cognate of 3 above.

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

Similar surnames: Maze, Mate, Mack, Pace, Ace, Mule, Mach, Lace, Mabe, Macek

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Where is the Mace family from?

You can see how Mace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mace families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 65 Mace families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Mace's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mace families in 1911.
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What did your Mace ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mace. 46% of Mace men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Mace women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mace were Salesman and Student. .

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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
  • Journalier
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mace. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Mace. For the veterans among your Mace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mace lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mace in 1940 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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