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Canepa Name Meaning

Italian: from cànepa ‘hemp’, from Latin cannabis, a plant cultivated for its strong fibrous stems, which were used to make rope and canvas, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of hemp or of articles made from it, a topographic name for someone who lived in an area where the plant was grown, or a habitational name from Canèpa in Genoa province.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Canela, Carda, Candela, Cappa, Canova, Cabeza, Canevari, Candia

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Where is the Canepa family from?

You can see how Canepa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canepa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Canepa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 13 Canepa families living in Isle of Man. This was about 72% of all the recorded Canepa's in the UK. Isle of Man had the highest population of Canepa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canepa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canepa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means was the top reported job for people in the UK named Canepa. 50% of Canepa women worked as a Private Means.

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

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Canepa. 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 Cards

There are 810 military records available for the last name Canepa. For the veterans among your Canepa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canepa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Canepa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Canepa in 1947 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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