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Canary Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Irish Connery. Americanized form of Jewish (from Poland) Kanarek, a nickname meaning ‘canary’.

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


Similar surnames: Conary, Manary, Canard, Canady, Mandry, Andary, Canney, Mcnary

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Where is the Canary family from?

You can see how Canary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Canary families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Canary families living in Indiana. This was about 44% of all the recorded Canary's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Canary families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canary ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Canary. 27% of Canary men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Canary women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canary were Farm Operator and Housewife.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farm Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Canary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canary 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 503 immigration records available for the last name Canary. 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 Canary. For the veterans among your Canary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canary lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Canary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Canary in 1958 was 65, and 66 in 2004.

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