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Cardozo Family History

Cardozo Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: variant of Cardoso . This surname is also found in western India where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cardoso, Cardoza, Caro, Cardo, Cardosa, Cardon, Cardosi, Marzo

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Where is the Cardozo family from?

You can see how Cardozo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardozo family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Cardozo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Cardozo families living in South Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cardozo's in USA. South Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Cardozo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cardozo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cardozo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cardozo. 35% of Cardozo men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Cardozo women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardozo were Lawyer and Secretary. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardozo. 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 934 military records available for the last name Cardozo. For the veterans among your Cardozo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardozo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cardozo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cardozo in 1962 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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