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Cantera Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name from cantera ‘quarry’ or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. Italian: metonymic occupational name from cantera ‘chisel’.

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

Similar surnames: Canter, Cantara, Cantero, Cater, Ganter, Carter, Panter, Canepa

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Where is the Cantera family from?

You can see how Cantera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cantera family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Cantera families living in California. This was about 13% of all the recorded Cantera's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Cantera families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cantera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cantera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Cantera. 34% of Cantera men worked as a Laborer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Stone Mason
  • Contractor
  • Bricklayer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cantera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cantera census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cantera. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cantera. For the veterans among your Cantera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cantera lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Cantera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cantera in 1963 was 69, and 79 in 2003.

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