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Kanaan Name Meaning

Arabic (mainly the Levant): from the personal name Kanʿān the name of Noah's fourth son (accordingly to Islam) or grandson (according to the Bible). Bearers of this surname are both Muslims and Christians.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Canaan, Kalman, Samaan, Kinman, Kann, Kanda, Hannan, Kattan, Kastan

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Where is the Kanaan family from?

You can see how Kanaan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kanaan family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kanaan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 13 Kanaan families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kanaan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kanaan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kanaan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kanaan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Saleslady was the top reported job for people in the USA named Kanaan. 100% of Kanaan women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 333 census records available for the last name Kanaan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanaan 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 219 immigration records available for the last name Kanaan. 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 50 military records available for the last name Kanaan. For the veterans among your Kanaan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kanaan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kanaan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kanaan in 1962 was 71, and 65 in 2004.

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