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Cadena Name Meaning

Catalan: metonymic occupational name for a maker of chains or perhaps for a jailer, from Catalan and Spanish cadena ‘chain’ (Latin catena). This form (singular) is rare as a surname in Castile, but frequent in Catalonia; the plural (Cadenas) occurs in both regions but is more frequent in the former.

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


Similar surnames: Cadenas, Catena, Canela, Candela, Cedeno, Avena, Carden, Canepa, Cade

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Where is the Cadena family from?

You can see how Cadena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cadena family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Cadena families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 104 Cadena families living in Texas. This was about 76% of all the recorded Cadena's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Cadena families in 1880.
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What did your Cadena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cadena. 46% of Cadena men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Cadena women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cadena were Waiter and Proprietor.

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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
    46%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Waiter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    31%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Laundress
    13%
  • Proprietor
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cadena. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cadena. For the veterans among your Cadena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cadena lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cadena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cadena in 1952 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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