Cavendish Family History

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Cavendish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk named Cavendish, from an Old English byname Cafna (meaning ‘bold’, ‘daring’) + Old English edisc ‘enclosed pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Standish, Lavender, Avendano, Papendick, Candia, Cabaniss, Abundis

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Cavendish Family Origin

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Cavendish Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Clerk

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cavendish. The most common Cavendish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Cavendish's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cavendish family was Laborer.

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Cavendish Historical Records

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Cavendish Life Expectancy

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Famous Cavendish Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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