Canon Family History

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Canon Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cannon.

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

Similar surnames: Hanon, Manon, Cann, Cannon, Caron, Cantlon, Canion, Danon, Canan

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Canon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Canon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Canon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Philippines


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Canon Family Origin

Where is the Canon family from?

Canon Family Occupations

What did your Canon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Canon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Canon's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Canon family was Dock Labourer (Serv). Labourer, Baker and Combmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canon.

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  • Labourer

  • Baker

  • Combmaker

  • Dock Labourer (Serv)


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

Canon Historical Records

What Canon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Canon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canon 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Canon. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Canon. For the veterans among your Canon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canon Life Expectancy

What is the average Canon lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Canon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Canon in 1946 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canon 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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