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Cesare Family History

Cesare Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Cesare, from the famous Roman family name Caesar. This was associated by folk etymology in classical times with Latin caesaries ‘head of hair’, but is probably of Etruscan origin, perhaps ultimately a cognate of Charles. After the spectacular success of Julius Caesar the name was adopted by his imperial successors, and eventually came to be taken as a generic title. As such it has been adopted into most European languages (see Kaiser).

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


Similar surnames: Caesar, Cesar, Clare, Cesario, Cesari, Cesarz, Casale, Mestre, Cesa

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Where is the Cesare family from?

You can see how Cesare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cesare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cesare families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Cesare family living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cesare's in the USA. New Jersey and 2 other states had the highest population of Cesare families in 1880.
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What did your Cesare ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cesare. 27% of Cesare men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Cesare women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cesare were Painter and Packer.

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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
    27%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Packer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cesare. 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 Cesare. For the veterans among your Cesare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cesare lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cesare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cesare in 1957 was 33, and 83 in 2004.

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