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

What did your Cavendish ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Clerk

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Cavendish Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cavendish Life Expectancy

What is the average Cavendish lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cavendish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cavendish in 1960 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavendish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavendish 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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