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Cantin Family History

Cantin Name Meaning

French:: variant of Quentin and in North America (also) an altered form of this. habitational name from a place called Cantin (Nord).

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

Similar surnames: Canton, Dantin, Cantlin, Danton, Caton, Cayton, Canning, Cannon

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Where is the Cantin family from?

You can see how Cantin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cantin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Cantin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 10 Cantin families living in Louisiana. This was about 42% of all the recorded Cantin's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Cantin families in 1880.
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What did your Cantin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cantin. 26% of Cantin men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Cantin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cantin were Machinist and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Cantin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cantin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cantin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cantin. For the veterans among your Cantin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cantin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cantin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cantin in 1952 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

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