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Canaday Family History

Canaday Name Meaning

Altered form of Irish and Scottish Kennedy . Compare Canada and Cannaday .

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


Similar surnames: Cannaday, Canady, Canedy, Cannady, Canary, Canida, Kanady, Hanaway

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Where is the Canaday family from?

You can see how Canaday families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canaday family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Canaday families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Canaday families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Canaday's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Canaday families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canaday surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canaday ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canaday. 26% of Canaday men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Canaday women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canaday were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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What Canaday family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Canaday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canaday 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 781 immigration records available for the last name Canaday. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Canaday. For the veterans among your Canaday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canaday lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Canaday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Canaday in 1952 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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