Cannan Family History

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Cannan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) (see Cannon 1).

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


Similar surnames: Cannon, Hannan, Connon, Canny, Kinnan, Fannin, Calnan, Bannon, Carlan

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Cannan Family Origin

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Cannan Family Occupations

What did your Cannan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cannan. 27% of Cannan men worked as a General Labourer and 95% of Cannan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cannan were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    27%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • Railway Signalman
    14%
  • Colliery Hewer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    95%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Cannan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Cannan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cannan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cannan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cannan. For the veterans among your Cannan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cannan Life Expectancy

What is the average Cannan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cannan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Cannan in 1946 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cannan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cannan 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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