When Rebecca Ann Lucas was born on 19 December 1831, in West Virginia, United States, her father, James Lucas, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Allen, was 23. She married William W Spargur on 24 December 1849, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Glenwood, Schuyler, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Glenwood Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 17 March 1911, at the age of 79, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States.
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch: 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 Saint Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Loukas , Hungarian Lukács (see Lukacs ), German, Dutch, etc. Lukas , Polish Łukasz, Czech and Slovak Lukáš, Czech Lukeš, Slovenian and Croatian Lukež (see Lukes ). Compare Luke .
Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas ).
History: Jacques Lucas dit Lépine from Port-en-Bessin-Huppain in Calvados, France, married Françoise Capel in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1653.
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