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Cadenhead Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire): habitational name for someone who lived at the head of Caddon Water in the parish of Stow (Scottish Borders).

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


Similar surnames: Bankhead, Redhead, De Haas, Craighead, Deneau, Aderhold, Carneal

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Where is the Cadenhead family from?

You can see how Cadenhead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cadenhead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cadenhead families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Cadenhead families living in Alabama. This was about 67% of all the recorded Cadenhead's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Cadenhead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cadenhead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cadenhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cadenhead. 27% of Cadenhead men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Cadenhead women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cadenhead were General and Saleslady. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • General
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeping
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cadenhead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cadenhead 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 670 immigration records available for the last name Cadenhead. 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 Cadenhead. For the veterans among your Cadenhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cadenhead lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Cadenhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cadenhead in 1961 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

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