Canaan Family History

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Canaan Name Meaning

Jewish (American and Israeli): modern Hebrew name from Canaan, name of the promised land in the Bible. See also Kanaan. Irish: variant of Cannan.

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

Similar surnames: Kanaan, Canan, Cann, Canal, Callan, Canary, Cahan, Cannon, Cannan

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Canaan Family Origin

Where is the Canaan family from?

Canaan Family Occupations

What did your Canaan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Canaan family was Paper Mill Worker. Grooms Wife and Miner (C) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Canaan. The most common Canaan occupation in the UK was Grooms Wife. 33% of Canaan's were Grooms Wifes.

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  • Grooms Wife

  • Miner (C)

  • Paper Mill Worker


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

Canaan Historical Records

What Canaan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Canaan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canaan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Canaan

Passenger List

There are 510 immigration records available for the last name Canaan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Canaan. For the veterans among your Canaan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canaan Life Expectancy

What is the average Canaan lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Canaan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Canaan in 1948 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canaan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canaan 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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