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Canas Name Meaning

Spanish (Cañas) and Portuguese: habitational name from a place so named from the plural of Spanish caña Portuguese cana ‘reed’ from Latin canna. Spanish (León) and Portuguese: nickname from cana(s) ‘white haired’.

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

Similar surnames: Canal, Canlas, Manas, Cane, Canosa, Canto, Canez, Mangas, Casal

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Where is the Canas family from?

You can see how Canas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Canas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Canas families living in Texas. This was about 71% of all the recorded Canas's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Canas families in 1880.
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What did your Canas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canas. 73% of Canas men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Canas women worked as a Laundress. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Manufacter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Canas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canas 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Canas. 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 254 military records available for the last name Canas. For the veterans among your Canas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canas lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Canas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Canas in 1956 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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