Cavanagh Family History

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Cavanagh Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Kavanagh.

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

Similar surnames: Cavanah, Cavanaugh, Kavanaugh, Cavenaugh, Kavanagh, Hannah, Cavan

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Cavanagh Family Origin

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Cavanagh Family Occupations

What did your Cavanagh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cavanagh. 37% of Cavanagh men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Cavanagh women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cavanagh were Labourer and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Farmer
  • Saleslady
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cavanagh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Cavanagh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavanagh 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Cavanagh. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Cavanagh. For the veterans among your Cavanagh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cavanagh Life Expectancy

What is the average Cavanagh lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cavanagh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cavanagh in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavanagh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavanagh 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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