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Kadish Family History

Kadish Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Kadish derived from Hebrew qadish ‘prayer for the dead heir’. Americanized form of German Kadisch: from the old personal name Cado of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Fabish, Kadis, Kalisz, Karsh, Barish, Klish, Gladish, Kalish, Kalis

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Where is the Kadish family from?

You can see how Kadish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kadish family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kadish families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Kadish families living in Nebraska. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kadish's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Kadish families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kadish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kadish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kadish. 15% of Kadish men worked as a Salesman and 36% of Kadish women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kadish were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Secretary
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kadish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kadish 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Kadish. 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 484 military records available for the last name Kadish. For the veterans among your Kadish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kadish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kadish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kadish in 1951 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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