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Case Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e ‘case’, ‘container’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests. Americanized spelling of French Caisse. Americanized spelling of Kaas. Americanized spelling of German Käse, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese. Compare Kaeser.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Cave, Cage, Cale, Chase, Cade, Cape, Kase, Cast, Caye

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Case Family Origin

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Case Family Occupations

What did your Case ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Case. 3% of Case men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Case women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Case were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%
  • Cowman
    1%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

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

Case Historical Records

What Case family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 281,000 census records available for the last name Case. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Case 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Case. 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 64,000 military records available for the last name Case. For the veterans among your Case ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Case Life Expectancy

What is the average Case lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Case life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Case in 1941 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Case

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Case 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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