Cantu Family History

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Cantu Name Meaning

Mexican (Cantú): probably a habitational name from Cantù in Italy. This surname is extremely frequent in Mexico, but rare elsewhere.

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

Similar surnames: Canto, Canby, Banta, Cann, Santa, Canal, Canas, Canter, Gant, Sante

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Cantu Family Origin

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Cantu Family Occupations

What did your Cantu ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cantu. The most common Cantu occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Cantu's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cantu family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Labor

  • Farm Laborer


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

Cantu Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cantu Life Expectancy

What is the average Cantu lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cantu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cantu in 1945 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cantu

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cantu 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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