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Canning Family History

Canning Name Meaning
Irish: variant of Cannan.English: habitational name from a place in Wiltshire called Cannings, apparently named with the Old English byname Cana (of uncertain origin) + -ingas ‘people of’.

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

266,474 Historical Documents with Canning on Ancestry.com
76,790 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,852 Military Records
11,397 Immigration Records
70,740 Census and Voter Lists
99,695 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Canning Families

  • Number of Canning families
     62 - 121
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Canning families
     142 - 282
     48 - 141
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Canning families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Canning census records

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Canning Family Origin

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Canning Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Canning

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Canning Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Canning census records

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Canning Civil War Service Records

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