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Cason Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): habitational name for someone from Cawston in Norfolk; the form of the surname reflects the local pronunciation of the placename which is from the Old Norse personal name Kalfr + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. Italian (Veneto): augmentative form of Casa .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Caston, Caton, Caron, Caso, Mason, Jason, Bacon, Macon, Bason, Masin

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Where is the Cason family from?

You can see how Cason families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cason family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cason families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 80 Cason families living in Norfolk. This was about 20% of all the recorded Cason's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Cason families in 1891.
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What did your Cason ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cason. 28% of Cason men worked as a Farm Labourer and 74% of Cason women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cason were Retired and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cason. 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 Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Cason. For the veterans among your Cason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cason lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cason in 1942 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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