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Kage Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name from a reduced form of Middle High German gehage ‘hedge’, ‘fence’, a term denoting an enclosed settlement in otherwise wild terrain; alternatively, it may be from a southern dialect word Kage ‘cabbage stalk’ and hence a metonymic occupational name for a cabbage grower. Cabbage was an important winter staple until recent times and was grown by some farmers mostly for seed. A third possible source is Middle Low German koge, kage, a term denoting a contagious (lung?) disease.

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


Similar surnames: Kase, Kagy, Page, Hage, Wage, Kagel, Krage, Cage, Gage, Koke

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Where is the Kage family from?

You can see how Kage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kage families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Kage families living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Kage's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Kage families in 1840.
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What did your Kage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kage. 22% of Kage men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Kage women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kage were Salesman and Secretary.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Retired
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 713 immigration records available for the last name Kage. 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 719 military records available for the last name Kage. For the veterans among your Kage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kage lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kage in 1961 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

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