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Care Name Meaning

English: variant of Kear . Probably an Americanized form of German Kehr or Gehr .

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

Similar surnames: Clare, Cape, Cart, Cade, Hare, Carp, Cane, Carey, Cage, Cave

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Where is the Care family from?

You can see how Care families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Care family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Care families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Care families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Care's in USA. New York had the highest population of Care families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Care surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Care ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Care. 20% of Care men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Care women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Care were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Care. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Care 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Care. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Care. For the veterans among your Care ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Care lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Care life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Care in 1946 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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