Canal Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places named with canal ‘channel’, ‘conduit’, from Latin canalis. Spanish (Cañal) and Portuguese: habitational name from a place named with Spanish cañal, Portuguese canal ‘reedbed’, a derivative of Latin canna ‘reed’. Italian: variant of Canale.

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


Similar surnames: Canas, Canale, Casal, Canto, Canales, Cano, Cabral, Cala, Rana, Canez

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Canal Family Origin

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Canal Family Occupations

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  • At Home

    20%
  • Keeps House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Raftsman

    20%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Canal family was Raftsman. The most common Canal occupation in the USA was At Home. 20% of Canal's were At Homes. At Home, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canal.

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Canal Historical Records

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Canal Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2003, Canal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Canal in 1953 was 52, and 69 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canal

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