Cage Family History

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Cage Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCage, a variant of McCaig. English (East Anglia): from Middle English, Old French cage ‘cage’, ‘enclosure’ (Latin cavea ‘container’, ‘cave’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of small cages for animals or birds, or a keeper of the large public cage in which petty criminals were confined for short periods of imprisonment.

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

Similar surnames: Cane, Cave, Cape, Cager, Case, Sage, Page, Cade, Cake, Gage

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Cage Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cage name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cage. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Cage Family Origin

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Cage Family Occupations

What did your Cage ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Cooper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cage. The most common Cage occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Cage's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper


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Cage Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Cage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cage. 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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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Cage. For the veterans among your Cage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cage Life Expectancy

What is the average Cage lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cage in 1945 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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