Canepa Family History

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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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Canepa Family Origin

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Canepa Family Occupations

What did your Canepa ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Canepa family was Restaurant Keeper. Draper & Hawker and Mariner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Canepa. The most common Canepa occupation in the UK was Draper & Hawker. 33% of Canepa's were Draper & Hawkers.

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  • Draper & Hawker

  • Mariner

  • Restaurant Keeper


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

Canepa Historical Records

What Canepa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Canepa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canepa 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 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 Card

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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Canepa Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canepa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canepa 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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