Caya Family History

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Caya Name Meaning

Southern French: of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from caia (variant of Occitan calha, French caille, Latin quacula) ‘quail’ or from regional French caya ‘sow’. possibly also Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from the place called (La) Caya in Asturies.

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

Similar surnames: Caye, Cala, Cayo, Cain, Caza, Raya, Maya, Cava, Calo, Cail

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Caya Family Origin

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Caya Family Occupations

What did your Caya ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caya occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Caya's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Factory Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caya. A less common occupation for the Caya family was Forgeron.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Factory Hand

  • Forgeron


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caya ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caya Historical Records

What Caya family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Caya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caya 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 418 immigration records available for the last name Caya. 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 598 military records available for the last name Caya. For the veterans among your Caya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caya Life Expectancy

What is the average Caya lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Caya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Caya in 1961 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caya

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caya 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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