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Canterbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Canterbury in Kent, named in Old English as Cantwaraburg ‘fortified town (burgh) of the people (wara) of Kent’.

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


Similar surnames: Waterbury, Norbury, Marbury, Winterburn, Hanbury, Astbury, Amesbury

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Canterbury Family Origin

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Canterbury Family Occupations

What did your Canterbury ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Shipwright

    15%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Ag Labourer

    4%
  • Baker Employing 1 Man

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Canterbury family was Baker Employing 1 Man. The most common Canterbury occupation in the UK was Shipwright. 15% of Canterbury's were Shipwrights. Shipwright, Labourer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canterbury.

Source: Census data for Canterbury | Data not to scale

Canterbury Historical Records

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Canterbury Life Expectancy

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