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Case Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cass case ‘box chest casket case’ (from Latin capsa) hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests. English: alternatively a variant of Cass or Cash . Americanized form of French Caisse . Americanized form of German Norwegian or Danish Kaas or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname (see also below). Americanized form of German Käse a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese (see Kase ) or of Kase 2

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

Similar surnames: Cane, Cave, Cage, Cale, Chase, Cade, Cape, Kase, Cast, Caye

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Where is the Case family from?

You can see how Case families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Case family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Case families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 320 Case families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Case's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Case families in 1911.
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What did your Case ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Case. 36% of Case men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Case women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Case were Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 281,000 census records available for the last name Case. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Case 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Case. 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 Cards

There are 64,000 military records available for the last name Case. For the veterans among your Case ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Case lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Case life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Case in 1941 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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