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Kasdorf Family History

Kasdorf Name Meaning

In all probability a Germanized spelling of Karsdorp, the name of a prominent Dutch Mennonite family in Leiden, some of which reportedly moved to Hamburg, Germany. German: habitational name from places in Saxony or former West Prussia called Kasdorf or Kastorf, named with the Rhineland dialect word Kas, Kos ‘copse of young oaks’ + Old High German dorf, thorf ‘village’. (Käsdorf): habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony named Käsdorf.

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


Similar surnames: Waldorf, Reisdorf, Alsdorf, Handorf, Holdorf, Seedorf, Langsdorf

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Where is the Kasdorf family from?

You can see how Kasdorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kasdorf family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kasdorf families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Kasdorf families living in Michigan. This was about 46% of all the recorded Kasdorf's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kasdorf families in 1880.
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What did your Kasdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kasdorf. 31% of Kasdorf men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Kasdorf women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kasdorf were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Plasterer
    18%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Passenger Lists

There are 434 immigration records available for the last name Kasdorf. 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 351 military records available for the last name Kasdorf. For the veterans among your Kasdorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kasdorf lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kasdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kasdorf in 1944 was 35, and 91 in 2004.

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