Cannata Family History

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Cannata Name Meaning

Southern Italian: occupational name for a potter or a water carrier, from cannata ‘pitcher’, ‘jug’ (medieval Greek kanata) or the medieval Greek occupational name derived from this, kanatas ‘water carrier’.

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

Similar surnames: Cannada, Cassata, Cantara, Cannon, Cannella, Anna, Canepa, Arata

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Cannata Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cannata name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cannata. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Cannata Family Origin

Where is the Cannata family from?

Cannata Family Occupations

What did your Cannata ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Jeweler and Barber were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cannata. A less common occupation for the Cannata family was Farmer. The most common Cannata occupation in the USA was Jeweler. 50% of Cannata's were Jewelers.

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  • Jeweler

  • Barber

  • Farmer


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

Cannata Historical Records

What Cannata family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cannata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cannata 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cannata. 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 854 military records available for the last name Cannata. For the veterans among your Cannata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cannata Life Expectancy

What is the average Cannata lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cannata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cannata in 1943 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cannata

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cannata 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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