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Canniff Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cunniff .

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


Similar surnames: Conniff, Caniff, Cunniffe, Cundiff, Condiff, Cunniff, Canning

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Where is the Canniff family from?

You can see how Canniff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canniff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Canniff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Canniff families living in New York. This was about 83% of all the recorded Canniff's in USA. New York had the highest population of Canniff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canniff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canniff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canniff. 20% of Canniff men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Canniff women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canniff were Clerk and 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    27%
  • Typist
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Canniff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canniff 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Canniff. 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 888 military records available for the last name Canniff. For the veterans among your Canniff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canniff lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Canniff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Canniff in 1961 was 63, and 64 in 2004.

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