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Cady Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): variant of Caddy . Breton and French: probably a variant or an altered form of Breton Cadic a derivative of kad cad (Old Breton cat) ‘battle’ applied as a nickname for a warrior. The surname Cady is found mainly in Maine-et-Loire which borders Brittany; in Brittany itself and elsewhere in France it is rare. Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Gäde (see Gade ) Göde (see Goede ) or Köthe all from the medieval personal name Godo.

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


Similar surnames: Caddy, Cade, Rady, Cap, Cay, Ady, Call, Carby, Codd, Lady

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Where is the Cady family from?

You can see how Cady families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cady family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cady families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 184 Cady families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Cady's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cady families in 1840.
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What did your Cady ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cady. 15% of Cady men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Cady women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cady were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cady. 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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There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Cady. For the veterans among your Cady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cady lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cady in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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