Cato Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Catto. Spanish and Catalan (Cató): possibly from a personal name taken with reference to the Roman republican statesman Cato. Swedish: perhaps a soldier’s name, likewise bestowed with reference to Cato, the Roman statesman.

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


Similar surnames: Cayo, Catto, Calo, Mato, Caro, Catt, Capo, Canto, Caso, Cao

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Cato Family Origin

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Cato Family Occupations

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  • Black Smith

    17%
  • Book Agent

    17%
  • Dress Maker

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%

In 1881, Black Smith, Book Agent and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cato. The most common Cato occupation in Canada was Black Smith. 17% of Cato's were Black Smiths. A less common occupation for the Cato family was Farmer.

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Cato Historical Records

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Cato Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Cato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cato in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cato

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