Canter Family History

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Canter Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Anglo-Norman French cant ‘song’, applied as an occupational name for a singer in a chantry or a nickname for someone who had a good voice or who sang a lot. Americanized spelling of Kanter or Kantor.

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


Similar surnames: Cater, Carter, Ganter, Cantor, Panter, Canner, Center, Colter

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Canter Family Origin

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Canter Family Occupations

What did your Canter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Traveller and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Canter. 2% of Canter men worked as a Commercial Traveller and 51% of Canter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canter were Farm Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Commercial Traveller
    2%
  • General Labourer (retired)
    2%
  • Constructing A R P Shelters
    2%
  • Farm Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

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

Canter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Canter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canter 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Canter. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Canter. For the veterans among your Canter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canter Life Expectancy

What is the average Canter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Canter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Canter in 1946 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canter 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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