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Catena Family History

Catena Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places called Catena, from Latin catena ‘chain’. from the Marian name (Maria della) Catena, the patron saint of many communities in eastern Sicily.

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


Similar surnames: Cadena, Caton, Avena, Tena, Canepa, Catania, Cabana, Cabeza, Arena

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Where is the Catena family from?

You can see how Catena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Catena family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Catena families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Catena family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Catena's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Catena families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Catena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Catena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Catena. 34% of Catena men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Catena women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Catena were Mechanic and Bench Worker.

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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
    34%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Fish
    9%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Floor Girl
    25%
  • Bench Worker
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Catena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catena 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 849 immigration records available for the last name Catena. 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 391 military records available for the last name Catena. For the veterans among your Catena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Catena lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Catena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Catena in 1953 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

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