Canright Family History

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Canright Name Meaning

Probably an American spelling of English Kenwright, a variant of Kendrick or Kerrick.

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

Similar surnames: Wainright, Akright, Cartright, Gathright, Carriger, Waight, Crist

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Canright Family Origin

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Canright Family Occupations

What did your Canright ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Designer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Canright. 12% of Canright men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Canright women worked as a Designer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canright were Salesman and Practical Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Designer
  • Editor
  • Night Watchman
  • Practical Nurse

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

Canright Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Canright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canright 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 74 immigration records available for the last name Canright. 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 289 military records available for the last name Canright. For the veterans among your Canright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canright Life Expectancy

What is the average Canright lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Canright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Canright in 1960 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canright

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canright 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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