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Candia Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from a place called Candia, in Lugo province, Galicia. Italian: see De Candia.

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

Similar surnames: Cancio, Canosa, Bandi, Landin, Landa, Cantin, Sanda, Canepa, Badia

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Where is the Candia family from?

You can see how Candia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Candia family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Candia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Candia families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Candia's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Candia families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Candia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Candia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Candia. 45% of Candia men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Candia women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Candia were Driver and Operator.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Candia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Candia 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 Candia. 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 305 military records available for the last name Candia. For the veterans among your Candia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Candia lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Candia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Candia in 1955 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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