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Canales Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of several places called Canales from canales plural of canal (see Canal ).

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


Similar surnames: Canale, Banales, Canal, Casares, Canlas, Canas, Casale, Cantley

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Where is the Canales family from?

You can see how Canales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canales family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Canales families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Canales family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Canales's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Canales families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canales. 35% of Canales men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Canales women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canales were Truck Driver and House Wife. .

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    8%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Sirvienta
    6%
  • House Wife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Canales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canales 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Canales. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Canales. For the veterans among your Canales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canales lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Canales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Canales in 1951 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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