Canup Family History

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Canup Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of North German Knapp or Knopp.

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

Similar surnames: Cap, Capp, Cant, Cane, Coup, Camp, Kaup, Canipe, Cann, Carp

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Canup Family Origin

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Canup Family Occupations

What did your Canup ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canup occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Canup's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Canup family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canup.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Canup Historical Records

What Canup family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Canup. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canup 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 143 immigration records available for the last name Canup. 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 Canup. For the veterans among your Canup ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canup Life Expectancy

What is the average Canup lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Canup life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Canup in 1954 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canup

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canup 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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