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Caan Family History

Caan Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Cain, Caban, Haan, Cann, Cavan, Chan, Coan, Can, Carn, Cahan

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Where is the Caan family from?

You can see how Caan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caan family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Caan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 17 Caan families living in Illinois. This was about 44% of all the recorded Caan's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Caan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caan. 43% of Caan men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Caan women worked as a Farmer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Foreman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 598 census records available for the last name Caan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 200 immigration records available for the last name Caan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 110 military records available for the last name Caan. For the veterans among your Caan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Caan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Caan in 1963 was 76, and 86 in 2003.

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