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Caires Family History

Caires Name Meaning

Southern French and Catalan: variant (plural) of Caire.

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


Similar surnames: Caire, Cairnes, Faires, Carris, Carrel, Caine, Cazes, Camire, Carles

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Where is the Caires family from?

You can see how Caires families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caires family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Caires families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Caires families living in Hawaii. This was about 20% of all the recorded Caires's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Caires families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caires surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caires ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caires. 47% of Caires men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Caires women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caires were Carpenter 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
    47%
  • Electrician
    14%
  • Mechanics Helper
    14%
  • Carpenter
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    46%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Caires. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caires 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Caires. 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 268 military records available for the last name Caires. For the veterans among your Caires ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caires lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Caires life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Caires in 1951 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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