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Cabaniss Family History

Cabaniss Name Meaning

Southern French: variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna ‘hut’ (see Caban). This name was established in North American in the 18th century, probably by Huguenots.

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

Similar surnames: Caban, Cabana, Cabanas, Paradis, Catanese, Calais, Fadness, Bayliss

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Where is the Cabaniss family from?

You can see how Cabaniss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cabaniss family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Cabaniss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Cabaniss families living in Virginia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Cabaniss's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cabaniss families in 1840.
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What did your Cabaniss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cabaniss. 33% of Cabaniss men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Cabaniss women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cabaniss were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 401 immigration records available for the last name Cabaniss. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cabaniss. For the veterans among your Cabaniss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cabaniss lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cabaniss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cabaniss in 1950 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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