Can Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from Spanish can, a synonym of perro ‘hound’. French: descriptive nickname for a gray-haired man, Latin canutus. Compare Canuel, Cano. Muslim: variant of Khan. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cap, Cane, Cal, Pan, Cano, Cain, Cao, Chan, Jan, Van

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Can Family Origin

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Can Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Blacking Manufacturer

    5%
  • Colliery Engine Driver

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Blacking Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Can. A less common occupation for the Can family was Colliery Engine Driver. The most common Can occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Can's were Farmers.

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Can Historical Records

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Can Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1966 and 2003, Can life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Can in 1966 was 73, and 75 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Can

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