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Kath Family History

Kath Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German kate, kot(e) ‘small tenanted dwelling’, ‘hut’, hence a topographic name for a person living in such a dwelling. variant spelling of Katt 1 and 2.

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


Similar surnames: Gath, Koth, Vath, Rath, Fath, Katt, Bath, Kauk, Katch, Kach

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Where is the Kath family from?

You can see how Kath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kath family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kath families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kath family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kath's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Kath families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kath surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kath ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kath. 32% of Kath men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kath women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kath were Farming and Maid.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kath 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kath. 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 Kath. For the veterans among your Kath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kath lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kath in 1954 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

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