Kantrowitz Family History

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Kantrowitz Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Germanized spelling of a Slavic patronymic meaning ‘son of the cantor’ (see Kantor 2).

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

Similar surnames: Jacobowitz, Kaplowitz, Aronowitz, Mendlowitz, Meyerowitz, Janowitz

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Kantrowitz Family Origin

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Kantrowitz Family Occupations

What did your Kantrowitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Book Seller, Broker and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kantrowitz. A less common occupation for the Kantrowitz family was Coal Broker. The most common Kantrowitz occupation in the USA was Book Seller. 13% of Kantrowitz's were Book Sellers.

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  • Book Seller

  • Broker

  • Cigar Maker

  • Coal Broker


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Kantrowitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kantrowitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kantrowitz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kantrowitz. 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 739 military records available for the last name Kantrowitz. For the veterans among your Kantrowitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kantrowitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kantrowitz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kantrowitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kantrowitz in 1956 was 64, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kantrowitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kantrowitz 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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