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Caudill Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English caudel cadel caudell(e) ‘hot fortified drink esp. one containing spiced wine or ale’ also a thin gruel (Anglo-Norman French caudel medieval Latin caldellum). Alternatively a variant of Caldwell . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Caudell, Caudle, Cauldwell, Cougill, Waddill, Cardell, Landoll

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Where is the Caudill family from?

You can see how Caudill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caudill family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Caudill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Caudill families living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Caudill's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Caudill families in 1840.
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What did your Caudill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caudill. 25% of Caudill men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Caudill women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caudill were New Worker and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Caudill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caudill 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 765 immigration records available for the last name Caudill. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Caudill. For the veterans among your Caudill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caudill lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Caudill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Caudill in 1943 was 19, and 69 in 2004.

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