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Cano Family History

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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Where is the Cano family from?

You can see how Cano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Cano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 126 Cano families living in Texas. This was about 65% of all the recorded Cano's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Cano families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cano. 41% of Cano men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Cano women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cano were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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What Cano family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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