Kantor Family History

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Kantor Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cantor, an official of a synagogue whose duty is to sing liturgical music and leads prayers, from Latin cantor ‘singer’, a derivative of canere ‘to sing’. German, Czech, Slovak, and northern Croatian; Hungarian (Kántor): occupational name for a choirmaster or village schoolmaster.

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

Similar surnames: Kanter, Cantor, Pastor, Kastor, Kaczor, Sartor, Cantore, Panter

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Kantor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kantor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kantor. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Kantor Family Origin

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Kantor Family Occupations

What did your Kantor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Dealer In Notions, Farmer and News Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kantor. The most common Kantor occupation in the USA was Dealer In Notions. 25% of Kantor's were Dealer In Notionss. A less common occupation for the Kantor family was Wks Stch Fact.

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  • Dealer In Notions

  • Farmer

  • News Dealer

  • Wks Stch Fact


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

Kantor Historical Records

What Kantor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kantor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kantor 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kantor. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kantor. For the veterans among your Kantor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kantor Life Expectancy

What is the average Kantor lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kantor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kantor in 1948 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kantor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kantor 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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