Caird Family History

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Caird Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic ceard ‘tinker’.

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

Similar surnames: Baird, Aird, Laird, Card, Bird, Bard, Cart, Ward, Ard, Carr

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Caird Family Origin

Where is the Caird family from?

Caird Family Occupations

What did your Caird ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Caird occupation in the USA was Confectioner. 13% of Caird's were Confectioners. A less common occupation for the Caird family was Keeps House. Confectioner, Dress Maker and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caird.

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  • Confectioner

  • Dress Maker

  • Gardener

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caird ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caird Historical Records

What Caird family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Caird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caird census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Caird. 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 Card

There are 841 military records available for the last name Caird. For the veterans among your Caird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caird Life Expectancy

What is the average Caird lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Caird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Caird in 1963 was 84, and 88 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caird

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caird ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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