Cato Family History

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Cato Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Catto. Spanish and Catalan (Cató): possibly from a personal name taken with reference to the Roman republican statesman Cato. Swedish: perhaps a soldier’s name, likewise bestowed with reference to Cato, the Roman statesman.

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


Similar surnames: Cayo, Catto, Calo, Mato, Caro, Catt, Capo, Canto, Caso, Cao

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Cato Family Origin

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Cato Family Occupations

What did your Cato ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cato. 20% of Cato men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Cato women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cato were Farm Laborer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Laundress
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cato Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Cato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cato 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cato. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Cato. For the veterans among your Cato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cato Life Expectancy

What is the average Cato lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cato in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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