Cade Family History

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Cade Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Cade, a survival of the Old English personal name or byname Cada, which is probably from a Germanic root meaning ‘lump’, ‘swelling’. English: metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle English, Old French cade ‘cask’, ‘barrel’ (of Germanic origin, probably akin to the root mentioned in 1). English: nickname for a gentle or inoffensive person, from Middle English cade ‘domestic animal’, ‘pet’ (of unknown origin). French (Cadé): topographic name from cade ‘juniper’ (from Latin catanus).

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

Similar surnames: Wade, Cave, Cape, Cane, Bade, Gade, Eade, Cage, Lade, Care

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Cade Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cade name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cade. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Cade Family Origin

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Cade Family Occupations

What did your Cade ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cade occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Cade's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cade family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cade.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cade ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cade Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Cade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cade census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cade. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Cade. For the veterans among your Cade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cade Life Expectancy

What is the average Cade lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cade in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cade ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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