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There are 120,668 people with the Lucas surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Lucas surname come from:
USA
 (52%)
Great Britain
 (15%)
Brazil
 (6%)
Canada
 (5%)
Philippines
 (5%)
France
 (3%)
Spain
 (3%)
Australia
 (2%)
Portugal
 (1%)
Argentina
 (0.8%)
World|Europe|South America|Asia|Africa
The meaning of the name Lucas:
  1. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: 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 St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke. This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas.
  2. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas).
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Lucas:
Anna Lucas   Charles Lucas   Elizabeth Lucas   Harry Lucas   James Lucas   John Lucas   Margaret Lucas   Maria Lucas   Mary Lucas   Peter Lucas   Robert Lucas   Samuel Lucas   Sarah Lucas   Thomas Lucas   William Lucas  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Lucas:
Lucas Giraldo Pedraza Web Site, 42 members
Lucas Pires & Leite Web Site, 36 members
Lucas Family Website, 22 members
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