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Cash Name Meaning

English (Cheshire and Lancashire): variant of Case or alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes from Middle English cashe ‘box chest to keep wares in’ (Old French casse). Irish (Tipperary and Wexford): in Ireland Cash and Cass may derive from the epithet cas ‘curly-haired’ or be a variant of Casey . However it is more likely to be the English surname. Americanized form of German Kirch or Kirsch .

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

Similar surnames: Kash, Pash, Case, Dash, Cush, Rash, Bash, Mash, Cast, Gash

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Where is the Cash family from?

You can see how Cash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cash families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Cash families living in Virginia. This was about 14% of all the recorded Cash's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cash families in 1840.
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What did your Cash ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cash. 22% of Cash men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Cash women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cash were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 139,000 census records available for the last name Cash. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cash 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Cash. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Cash. For the veterans among your Cash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cash lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cash in 1945 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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