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Cargile Family History

Cargile Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of Scottish Cargill. A family of this name is recorded in Lincolnshire in the late 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Cargle, Cargill, Carlile, Carwile, Argyle, Cargal, Carline, Castile

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Where is the Cargile family from?

You can see how Cargile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cargile family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cargile families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Cargile families living in Alabama. This was about 41% of all the recorded Cargile's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Cargile families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cargile surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cargile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cargile. 36% of Cargile men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Cargile women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cargile were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cargile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cargile 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 243 immigration records available for the last name Cargile. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cargile. For the veterans among your Cargile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cargile lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cargile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cargile in 1952 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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