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Find more Cannan relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 571 more people named Cannan in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 783 people named Cannan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 73% more people named Cannan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,354 people named Cannan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,718
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • For 645 females, Margaret was the most common name

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As Cannan families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most mothers originated from North Carolina
  • 18% were first-generation Americans