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Kano Name Meaning

Japanese: the name can be either 狩野 ‘hunting range’ or (with characters used phonetically) 加納 or 嘉納 (Kanō with a long final vowel). The first two are found as placenames throughout Japan. One Kano 狩野 family was descended from the Itō branch (see Ito ) of the southern Fujiwara . A family of artists who founded a school promoting their style greatly renowned since the 15th century writes their name 狩野 but pronounces it with the long vowel. Another Kanō 加納 family was descended from daimyō (feudal lords) of Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture) and yet another from the Matsudaira family of Kanō-mura in Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture). Japanese: possibly a variant of Kanno . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kahane .

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

Similar surnames: Kato, Sano, Yano, Kuno, Kan, Kang, Kann, Kono, Kanno, Hino

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You can see how Kano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Kano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Kano families living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kano's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Kano families in 1880.
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What did your Kano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kano. 39% of Kano men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Kano women worked as a Salesgirl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kano were Mechanic and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Salesgirl
  • Helper
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kano. For the veterans among your Kano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kano lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kano in 1960 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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