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Cahow Name Meaning

habitational name of Norman origin from Caien, France (earlier recorded as Cahou, 1195), a lost place near Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France. habitational name from Kew in Greater London (earlier Cayho, 1327), which is probably named with Old English c?g ‘key’ (used here in the sense ‘projecting land’) + hoh ‘hill spur’.

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

Similar surnames: Callow, Chew, Caron, Capo, Carew, Caton, Clow, Cason, Calo, Rachow

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Where is the Cahow family from?

You can see how Cahow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cahow family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cahow families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Cahow family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cahow's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Cahow families in 1840.
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What did your Cahow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cahow. 39% of Cahow men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Cahow women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cahow were Helper and Telephone Operator.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cahow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cahow 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 39 immigration records available for the last name Cahow. 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 333 military records available for the last name Cahow. For the veterans among your Cahow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cahow lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Cahow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Cahow in 1964 was 51, and 59 in 2004.

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