Canto Family History

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Canto Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: topographic for someone who lived on a corner, canto ‘corner’ (from Latin cantus), or a habitational name from numerous places in Spain and Portugal named with this word. Catalan (Cantó): habitational name from any of the minor places in Catalonia named Cantó, from Catalan cantó ‘stone’, derived from the pre-Latin form cant-.

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

Similar surnames: Canton, Cano, Canal, Castro, Cardo, Cantu, Catto, Salto, Cato, Basto

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Canto Family Origin

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Canto Family Occupations

What did your Canto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Canto occupation in the USA was At Home. 17% of Canto's were At Homes. At Home, Farmer and Hair Dresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canto. A less common occupation for the Canto family was Laborer.

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  • At Home

  • Farmer

  • Hair Dresser

  • Laborer


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

Canto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Canto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canto 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Canto. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Canto. For the veterans among your Canto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canto Life Expectancy

What is the average Canto lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Canto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Canto in 1953 was 77, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canto 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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