Cane Family History

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Cane Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall thin man, from Middle English, Old French cane ‘cane’, ‘reed’ (Latin canna). It may also be a topographic name for someone who lived in a damp area overgrown with reeds, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered reeds, which were widely used in the Middle Ages as a floor covering, as roofing material, and for weaving small baskets. Southern Italian: either a habitational name from a place named Canè, in Bescia and Belluna, or more likely an occupational name for a basket maker or the like, from Greek kanna ‘reed’ + the occupational suffix -(e)as. French: Norman and Picard variant of chane a term denoting a particular type of elongated pitcher (ultimately from Latin canna ‘reed’), hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a potter who specialized in making such jugs, or a nickname for someone who resembled one. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Köhn (see Kuehn).

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

Similar surnames: Cave, Carne, Cape, Cade, Case, Lane, Cann, Cage, Crane, Cale

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Cane Family Origin

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Cane Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cane. 11% of Cane men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Cane women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cane were Gardener and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cane Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Cane Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cane in 1943 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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