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Cadmus Name Meaning

Dutch: apparently a humanistic surname taken from the Latin form of classical Greek Kadmos the name of the son of the Phoenician King Agenor founder of Thebes the person reputed to have introduced the alphabet to the Greeks a mythological representation of the acquisition of the alphabet from the Phoenicians. This surname is not recorded in the Netherlands; it was apparently adopted in North America.

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

Similar surnames: Rasmus, Darius, Ladas, Amos, Calmes, Asmus, Ramus, Ambs, Hammes

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Where is the Cadmus family from?

You can see how Cadmus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cadmus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cadmus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Cadmus families living in New Jersey. This was about 76% of all the recorded Cadmus's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Cadmus families in 1840.
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What did your Cadmus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cadmus. 14% of Cadmus men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Cadmus women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cadmus were Helper 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

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Executive
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Filler
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cadmus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cadmus 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 442 immigration records available for the last name Cadmus. 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 Cadmus. For the veterans among your Cadmus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cadmus lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cadmus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cadmus in 1952 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

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