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Cairo Family History

Cairo Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from any of various places in Sicily named Cairo.

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

Similar surnames: Carro, Caito, Caira, Faro, Caire, Caro, Campo, Coiro, Gair, Vairo

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Where is the Cairo family from?

You can see how Cairo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cairo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Cairo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Cairo families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Cairo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Cairo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cairo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cairo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cairo. 32% of Cairo men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cairo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cairo were Machinist and Proprietor.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Barber
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cigarmaker
  • Waitress
  • Proprietor
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What Cairo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cairo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cairo 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 Cairo. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Cairo. For the veterans among your Cairo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cairo lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cairo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cairo in 1946 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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