Canady Family History

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Canady Name Meaning

Americanized form of Irish–Scottish Kennedy.

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

Similar surnames: Canaday, Canedy, Cannady, Cannedy, Kanady, Cannaday, Canary, Canida

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Canady Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Canady name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Canady. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Canady Family Origin

Where is the Canady family from?

Canady Family Occupations

What did your Canady ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canady occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Canady's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canady. A less common occupation for the Canady family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Canady ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Canady Historical Records

What Canady family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Canady. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canady census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 799 immigration records available for the last name Canady. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Canady. For the veterans among your Canady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canady Life Expectancy

What is the average Canady lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Canady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Canady in 1943 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canady

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canady ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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