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Canner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of cans, from an agent derivative of Old English canne ‘can’. Respelling of Kanner.

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

Similar surnames: Conner, Tanner, Kanner, Canter, Mander, Benner, Cater, Jenner, Banner

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Where is the Canner family from?

You can see how Canner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Canner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Canner families living in Georgia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Canner's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Canner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Canner. 24% of Canner men worked as a Builders Labourer and 83% of Canner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canner were Plastic Process Worker and School Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Slater tiler
  • Bricklayer
  • Plastic Process Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Canner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Canner. 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 903 military records available for the last name Canner. For the veterans among your Canner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Canner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Canner in 1963 was 85, and 80 in 2004.

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