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Canada Name Meaning

Spanish (Cañada): topographic name from cañada ‘glen’, ‘valley’. Possibly also French, from a derivative of Old French chanée, a term denoting a type of elongated pitcher, from Latin canna ‘reed’.

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

Similar surnames: Canal, Canedo, Canas, Camarda, Canosa, Cantara, Canepa, Canela

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Canada Family Origin

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Canada Family Occupations

What did your Canada ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Canada family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canada. The most common Canada occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Canada's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Canada Historical Records

What Canada family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Canada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canada 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Canada. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Canada. For the veterans among your Canada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canada Life Expectancy

What is the average Canada lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Canada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Canada in 1948 was 23, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canada

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canada 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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