Cantara Family History

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Cantara Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese (Cántara): from a variant of cántaro ‘pitcher’, ‘jug’, from Latin cantharus, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a jug maker.

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

Similar surnames: Camara, Cannata, Canada, Canal, Cantore, Canter, Fanara, Santana

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Cantara Family Origin

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Cantara Family Occupations

What did your Cantara ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cantara family was Couturiere. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cantara. The most common Cantara occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 30% of Cantara's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Farmer

  • Couturiere


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

Cantara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cantara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cantara 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Cantara. 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 628 military records available for the last name Cantara. For the veterans among your Cantara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cantara Life Expectancy

What is the average Cantara lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cantara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Cantara in 1951 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cantara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cantara 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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