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Cadet Name Meaning

French and West Indian (mainly Haiti): relationship name from cadet ‘younger/youngest (son)’ used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same name in a family or in a group. This surname is most common in Haiti. French: nickname from Old Occitan cadet ‘small dog’.

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

Similar surnames: Cade, Cane, Carden, Cale, Carel, Calder, Bader, Caleb, Ledet, Cada

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Where is the Cadet family from?

You can see how Cadet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cadet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cadet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Cadet families living in Quebec. This was about 86% of all the recorded Cadet's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Cadet families in 1911.
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What did your Cadet ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Cadet. 100% of Cadet women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cadet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cadet 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 914 immigration records available for the last name Cadet. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Cadet. For the veterans among your Cadet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cadet lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cadet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Cadet in 1965 was 67, and 65 in 2004.

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