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Cathcart Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Cathcart near Glasgow.

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

Similar surnames: Cather, Cathers, Stewart, Start, Cashmore, Caprara, Gatica, Kithcart

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Where is the Cathcart family from?

You can see how Cathcart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cathcart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cathcart families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Cathcart families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Cathcart's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cathcart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cathcart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cathcart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cathcart. 20% of Cathcart men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Cathcart women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cathcart were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Cathcart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cathcart 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 Cathcart. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cathcart. For the veterans among your Cathcart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cathcart lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cathcart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Cathcart in 1945 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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