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Kant Name Meaning

German: topographic name for a person living on the edge of a settlement or in a corner, from Middle Low German kant(e) ‘edge’, ‘corner’. German: habitational name from any of various places called Kant in Prussia, or from Kanth, near Wroclaw (Breslau) in Silesia. Indian (northern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit kanta ‘beloved’. This occurs frequently as the final element of compound given names such as Lakshmikant ‘beloved of Lakshmi’ (an epithet of the god Vishnu) and Rajanikant ‘beloved of the night’ (an epithet of the moon).

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


Similar surnames: Gant, Kann, Kan, Kaut, Kandt, Hand, Sant, Kalt, Kent, Want

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Where is the Kant family from?

You can see how Kant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kant families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kant family living in Connecticut. This was 100% of all the recorded Kant's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Kant families in 1840.
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What did your Kant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kant. 21% of Kant men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kant women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kant were Truck Driver 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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Kant lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kant in 1962 was 69, and 74 in 2004.

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