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Pacey Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name probably from Pacy-sur-Eure though some families may alternatively have come from other similarly named places elsewhere in Normandy and Picardy such as Pacé in Alençon or Passais (both Orne) Paisy or any of several places called Passy (Aisne) or from places so named in other parts of France. The surname is first recorded in England as de Peissi in the 12th century.

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

Similar surnames: Paley, Pavey, Pace, Macey, Facey, Tacey, Matey, Pane, Pacek, Dacey

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Where is the Pacey family from?

You can see how Pacey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pacey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pacey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 46 Pacey families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Pacey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pacey families in 1911.
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What did your Pacey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pacey. 52% of Pacey men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pacey women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pacey were Labourer and Income. .

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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
  • Farming
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Income
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pacey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pacey. For the veterans among your Pacey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pacey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pacey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pacey in 1947 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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