Cara Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from the feminine form of caro ‘dear’ (see Caro). Spanish and Portuguese: from cara ‘face’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a beautiful or otherwise distinctive face.

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

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Cara Family Origin

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Cara Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    19%
  • Teamster

    14%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cara family was Laborer. The most common Cara occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Cara's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cara.

Source: Census data for Cara | Data not to scale

Cara Historical Records

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Cara Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Cara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cara in 1949 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cara

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