Cano Family History

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Cano Name Meaning

nickname for an old man or someone with prematurely white hair, from cano ‘white or gray haired’, ‘old’, ‘worthy’ (Latin canus). habitational name from a place in Spain called Caño or Cano in Portugal, both named with a derivative of Latin canna ‘reed’.

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

Similar surnames: Cane, Capo, Canto, Cann, Cao, Sano, Calo, Can, Cain, Caro

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Cano Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cano name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Cano Family Origin

Where is the Cano family from?

Cano Family Occupations

What did your Cano ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Stock Raiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cano. A less common occupation for the Cano family was Keeping House. The most common Cano occupation in the USA was Laborer. 26% of Cano's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Stock Raiser

  • Keeping House


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

Cano Historical Records

What Cano family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Cano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cano 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Cano. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cano. For the veterans among your Cano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cano Life Expectancy

What is the average Cano lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cano in 1942 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cano

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cano 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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