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Canup Family History

Canup Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Knapp or Knopp .

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


Similar surnames: Cap, Capp, Cant, Cane, Coup, Camp, Kaup, Canipe, Cann, Carp

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Where is the Canup family from?

You can see how Canup families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canup family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Canup families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Canup families living in North Carolina. This was about 56% of all the recorded Canup's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Canup families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canup surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canup ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canup. 28% of Canup men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Canup women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canup were Truck Driver 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 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    46%
  • Spinner
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Canup. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canup 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 143 immigration records available for the last name Canup. 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 Canup. For the veterans among your Canup ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canup lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Canup life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Canup in 1954 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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