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Cesar Name Meaning

French and Portuguese (César); from the personal name César, French and Portuguese equivalent of Caesar (see Cesare). Slovenian and Croatian (northern Croatia): from cesar ‘emperor’, nickname for a person who behaved in an imperious manner or for an administrative official in the service of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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


Similar surnames: Caesar, Cisar, Cesare, Ceasar, Char, Cesaro, Lesar, Cesarz, Clar

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Where is the Cesar family from?

You can see how Cesar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cesar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cesar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Cesar families living in Massachusetts. This was about 30% of all the recorded Cesar's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Cesar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cesar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cesar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cesar. 37% of Cesar men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cesar women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cesar were New Worker and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Miner
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cesar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cesar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cesar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cesar. For the veterans among your Cesar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cesar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cesar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Cesar in 1962 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

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