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Pace Name Meaning

English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis (see Paschal ). English: nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person from Middle English pais pace pes(e) pece ‘peace concord amity’ (a borrowing of Old French pais from Latin pax) or perhaps from the derived adjective pes ‘quiet silent peaceful’. Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace from the vocabulary word pace ‘peace’ (see 2 above) used for both males and females. In some instances it may represent a short form of the medieval personal name Bonapace an omen or well-wishing name based on the same word.

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

Similar surnames: Pack, Pate, Mace, Place, Page, Pane, Pape, Lace, Race, Ace

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Where is the Pace family from?

You can see how Pace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pace families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 106 Pace families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Pace's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Pace families in 1911.
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What did your Pace ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pace. 31% of Pace men worked as a Farmer and 55% of Pace women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pace were Cooper and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Cooper

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Pace. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Pace. For the veterans among your Pace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pace lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pace in 1940 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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