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Cant Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained. The surname appears in Scottish records from the 15th century; in at least one case it is believed to have come from Flanders. Americanized spelling of German Kant.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Cast, Wang, Kant, Cann, Catt, Cain, Tant, Cantu, Zant

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Cant Family Origin

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Cant Family Occupations

What did your Cant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cant family was Builder. Farmer, Mail Contractor and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cant. The most common Cant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Cant's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Mail Contractor

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Builder

    5%

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

Cant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cant 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cant. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cant. For the veterans among your Cant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cant Life Expectancy

What is the average Cant lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Cant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cant in 1959 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cant 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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