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Canell Name Meaning

Catalan: possibly from Catalan canell ‘wrist’. Respelling of French Canel, a topographic name from canel ‘water-channel’, ‘pipe’, or Swiss German Känel, also a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Canela, Cabell, Castell, Call, Cane, Carnell, Capell, Knell, Cancel

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Canell Family Origin

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Canell Family Occupations

What did your Canell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Canell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Canell family was Clerk In Store. Farmer, Blacksmith and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canell.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Canell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Canell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Canell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Canell. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Canell. For the veterans among your Canell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canell Life Expectancy

What is the average Canell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Canell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Canell in 1958 was 59, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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