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

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  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Factory Hand

    10%
  • Forgeron

    8%

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

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Caya Historical Records

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Caya Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caya

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