Cantley Family History

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Cantley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Cantley, in Norfolk and South Yorkshire, named with an unattested Old English personal name Canta + leah ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Antley, Hartley, Caley, Bentley, Hanley, Manley, Batley, Hansley

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Cantley Family Origin

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Cantley Family Occupations

What did your Cantley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cantley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Cantley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labor and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cantley. A less common occupation for the Cantley family was Driver (Truck).

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Farm Labor

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Driver (Truck)

    3%

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

Cantley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cantley Life Expectancy

What is the average Cantley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cantley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cantley in 1945 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cantley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cantley 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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