Cann Family History

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Cann Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCann. English: habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England. Americanized spelling of Kann or Kahn.

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

Similar surnames: Cane, Cain, Wann, Gann, Dann, Cano, Mann, Bann, Kann, Ann

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Cann Family Origin

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Cann Family Occupations

What did your Cann ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cann. A less common occupation for the Cann family was Labourer. The most common Cann occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Cann's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Cann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 154,000 census records available for the last name Cann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cann 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Cann. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Cann. For the veterans among your Cann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cann Life Expectancy

What is the average Cann lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cann in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cann 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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