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Cantlin Name Meaning

Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy and Picardy, France, named Canteloup or Canteleu, from Old Norman French cante(r) ‘to sing’ + lou, leu ‘wolf’. These appear originally to have been grimly humorous names denoting settlements where the wolves could be heard howling in the uncleared woods around. Compare Italian Cantalupo.

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


Similar surnames: Carlin, Cantin, Canton, Cantley, Dantin, Captain, Gatlin, Catlin

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Cantlin Family Origin

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Cantlin Family Occupations

What did your Cantlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cantlin. 26% of Cantlin men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Cantlin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cantlin were Salesman and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housework
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cantlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cantlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cantlin 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Cantlin. 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 390 military records available for the last name Cantlin. For the veterans among your Cantlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cantlin Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cantlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cantlin in 1952 was 51, and 95 in 2004.

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