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Cannan Name Meaning

Manx: variant of Cannon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cannon, Hannan, Connon, Canny, Kinnan, Fannin, Calnan, Bannon, Carlan

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Where is the Cannan family from?

You can see how Cannan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cannan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cannan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Cannan families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Cannan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cannan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cannan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cannan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cannan. 22% of Cannan men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cannan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cannan were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Cannan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cannan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cannan. 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 Cannan. For the veterans among your Cannan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cannan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cannan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Cannan in 1946 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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