Cathey Family History

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Cathey Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of MacCathay, a Galloway surname of unexplained origin, also spelled Cathie.

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


Similar surnames: Cather, Casey, Rathel, Caskey, Carey, Carley, Fahey, Caughey, Cawley

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Cathey Family Origin

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Cathey Family Occupations

What did your Cathey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cathey. The most common Cathey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Cathey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cathey family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Cathey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cathey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cathey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Cathey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cathey. 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 Cathey. For the veterans among your Cathey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cathey Life Expectancy

What is the average Cathey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cathey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cathey in 1944 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cathey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cathey 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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