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Caire Family History

Caire Name Meaning

from caire ‘edge’, ‘square rock’ (Latin quadrum) French: habitational name from any of three places called Le Caire.

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


Similar surnames: Maire, Cairo, Carre, Clare, Claire, Caires, Caira, Cain, Clair

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Where is the Caire family from?

You can see how Caire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caire families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Caire family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Caire's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Caire families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caire. 31% of Caire men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Caire women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caire were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Caire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caire 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Caire. 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 535 military records available for the last name Caire. For the veterans among your Caire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caire lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Caire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Caire in 1953 was 48, and 59 in 2004.

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