Cady Family History

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Cady Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): probably a variant of Caddy. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Cadé (see Cade) or Cadet. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Gäde (see Gade), Göde (see Goede), or Köthe, all from the medieval personal name Godo.

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

Similar surnames: Caddy, Cade, Rady, Cap, Cay, Ady, Call, Carby, Codd, Lady

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Cady Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cady name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cady. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Cady Family Origin

Where is the Cady family from?

Cady Family Occupations

What did your Cady ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cady occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Cady's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cady family was Bricklayer. Farmer, Ag Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cady.

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  • Farmer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Cady Historical Records

What Cady family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Cady. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cady 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cady. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Cady. For the veterans among your Cady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cady Life Expectancy

What is the average Cady lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cady in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cady

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cady 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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