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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?

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.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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.

Source: Census data for Canterbury | Data not to scale

Canterbury Historical Records

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Canterbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Canterbury lifespan?

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Famous Canterbury Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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