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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Cage Family Origin

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Cage Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%

In 1880, the most common Cage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Cage's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cage. A less common occupation for the Cage family was Keeping House.

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Cage Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cage

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