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Canter Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Anglo-Norman French cant ‘song’, applied as an occupational name for a singer in a chantry or a nickname for someone who had a good voice or who sang a lot. Americanized spelling of Kanter or Kantor.

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

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Canter Family Origin

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Canter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canter. A less common occupation for the Canter family was Farming. The most common Canter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Canter's were Farmers.

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Canter Historical Records

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Canter Life Expectancy

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