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Casey Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathasaigh ‘descendant of Cathasach’ a byname meaning ‘vigilant’ or ‘noisy’. Compare Caissie . English and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French Cauceis denoting someone from the Pays de Caux in Normandy.

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Caskey, Cavey, Cagney, Caley, Dacey, Carry, Coskey, Caddy

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Where is the Casey family from?

You can see how Casey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Casey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Casey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 71 Casey families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Casey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Casey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Casey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Casey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Casey. 15% of Casey men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Casey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Casey were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 452,000 census records available for the last name Casey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Casey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Casey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 95,000 military records available for the last name Casey. For the veterans among your Casey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Casey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Casey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Casey in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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