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Cantlin Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Cantlon .

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


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

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Where is the Cantlin family from?

You can see how Cantlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cantlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cantlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Cantlin family living in Connecticut. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cantlin's in USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Cantlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cantlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA 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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*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
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

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

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Cantlin lifespan?

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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