Cathcart Family History

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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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Cathcart Family Origin

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Cathcart Family Occupations

What did your Cathcart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cathcart. A less common occupation for the Cathcart family was Farming. The most common Cathcart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cathcart's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cathcart ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cathcart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Cathcart Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cathcart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cathcart ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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