Percy Family History

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Percy Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius + the locative suffix -acum. The suggestion has also been made that it is a nickname from Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + haie ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’, referring either to a soldier remembered for his breach of a fortification, or in jest to a poacher who was in the habit of breaking into a private park.

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

Similar surnames: Mercy, Berry, Merry, Cerny, Pesch, Pero, Terry, Perna, Perry, Ferry

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Percy Family Origin

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Percy Family Occupations

What did your Percy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Percy. 23% of Percy men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Percy women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Percy were Clerk and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer

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

Percy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Percy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Percy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Percy. 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 Card

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

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Percy Life Expectancy

What is the average Percy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Percy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Percy in 1945 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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