Canal Family History

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Canal Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places named with canal ‘channel’, ‘conduit’, from Latin canalis. Spanish (Cañal) and Portuguese: habitational name from a place named with Spanish cañal, Portuguese canal ‘reedbed’, a derivative of Latin canna ‘reed’. Italian: variant of Canale.

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

Similar surnames: Canas, Canale, Casal, Canto, Canales, Cano, Cabral, Cala, Rana, Canez

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Canal Family Origin

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Canal Family Occupations

What did your Canal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canal occupation in the USA was At Home. 20% of Canal's were At Homes. At Home, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canal. A less common occupation for the Canal family was Raftsman.

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  • At Home

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer

  • Raftsman


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

Canal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Canal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canal 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 Canal. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Canal. For the veterans among your Canal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canal Life Expectancy

What is the average Canal lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Canal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Canal in 1953 was 52, and 69 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canal 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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