Cara Family History

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Cara Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from the feminine form of caro ‘dear’ (see Caro). Spanish and Portuguese: from cara ‘face’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a beautiful or otherwise distinctive face.

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

Similar surnames: Caro, Cala, Carda, Vara, Cava, Casa, Cada, Carra, Fara, Capra

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Cara Family Origin

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Cara Family Occupations

What did your Cara ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cara. 9% of Cara men worked as a Bricklayer and 20% of Cara women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cara were Deutist and Certified Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Deutist

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
  • Certified Teacher

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

Cara Historical Records

What Cara family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cara. 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 503 military records available for the last name Cara. For the veterans among your Cara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cara Life Expectancy

What is the average Cara lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cara in 1949 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cara 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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