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Cage Family History

Cage Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCage, a variant of McCaig. English (East Anglia): from Middle English, Old French cage ‘cage’, ‘enclosure’ (Latin cavea ‘container’, ‘cave’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of small cages for animals or birds, or a keeper of the large public cage in which petty criminals were confined for short periods of imprisonment.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Cave, Cape, Cager, Case, Sage, Page, Cade, Cake, Gage

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Where is the Cage family from?

You can see how Cage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cage families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Cage families living in Tennessee. This was about 32% of all the recorded Cage's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Cage families in 1840.
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What did your Cage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cage. 25% of Cage men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Cage women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cage were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cage. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Cage. For the veterans among your Cage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cage lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cage in 1945 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

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