Canela Family History

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Canela Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a candle maker, from a dialectal or obselete variant of Catalan candela ‘candle’. possibly also metonymic occupational name for a spicer, from a dialectal or old form of canyella ‘cinnamon’.

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

Similar surnames: Candela, Cane, Capel, Canepa, Canell, Cadena, Carel, Capella, Capell

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Canela Family Origin

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Canela Family Occupations

What did your Canela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Canela.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer

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Canela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Canela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canela 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Canela. 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 17 military records available for the last name Canela. For the veterans among your Canela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canela Life Expectancy

What is the average Canela lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Canela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Canela in 1965 was 63, and 61 in 2004.

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