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Canterbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Canterbury in Kent, named in Old English as Cantwaraburg ‘fortified town (burgh) of the people (wara) of Kent’.

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


Similar surnames: Waterbury, Norbury, Marbury, Winterburn, Hanbury, Astbury, Amesbury

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Canterbury Family Origin

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Canterbury Family Occupations

What did your Canterbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canterbury. A less common occupation for the Canterbury family was Laborer. The most common Canterbury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Canterbury's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Canterbury Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Canterbury ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Canterbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Canterbury lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Canterbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Canterbury in 1944 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canterbury 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.

Famous Canterbury Family

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