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Caanan Family History

Caanan 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: Cannan, Calnan, Canan, Cannon, Mannan, Carman, Callan, Magnan, Caban

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Where is the Caanan family from?

You can see how Caanan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caanan family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Caanan families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 5 Caanan families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Caanan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Caanan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caanan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caanan ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 69 census records available for the last name Caanan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caanan 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Caanan. 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 15 military records available for the last name Caanan. For the veterans among your Caanan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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