Cator Family History

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Cator Name Meaning

English: variant of Cater.

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

Similar surnames: Cantor, Catoe, Cater, Castor, Caton, Catts, Claytor, Sutor, Ator

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Cator Family Origin

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Cator Family Occupations

What did your Cator ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cator occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Cator's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cator family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Hand and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cator.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Hand

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Cator Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cator Life Expectancy

What is the average Cator lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Cator life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Cator in 1958 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cator

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cator 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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