Canavan Family History

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Canavan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of Ceanndubhán’, a byname meaning ‘little black-headed one’, from ceann ‘head’ + dubh ‘black’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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


Similar surnames: Hanavan, Hanahan, Banahan, Cavan, Carnahan, Manahan, Conahan, Cannan

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Canavan Family Origin

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Canavan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Brick Mason

    4%

In 1880, the most common Canavan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Canavan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Canavan family was Brick Mason. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canavan.

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Canavan Historical Records

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Canavan Life Expectancy

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