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Cade Name Meaning

English: possibly from a Middle English form of the Old English personal name Cada itself probably of Brittonic origin from any of a number of names beginning with catu- ‘battle’. English: perhaps a nickname for a gentle or inoffensive person from Middle English cade ‘young animal left by its mother and brought up by hand as a domestic pet’. In southern England cad is found in dialects meaning ‘youngest and smallest of a family of any kind’. French (also Cadé): topographic name from cade ‘juniper’ (from Latin catanus).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wade, Cave, Cape, Cane, Bade, Gade, Eade, Cage, Lade, Care

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You can see how Cade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cade families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 96 Cade families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Cade's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cade families in 1911.
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What did your Cade ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Cade. 33% of Cade men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Painter
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cade. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Cade. For the veterans among your Cade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cade lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cade in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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