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Cancel Name Meaning

French (southern France mainly Ariège): topographic name from cancel ‘iron grille or iron fence’ (from Latin cancelus) presumably used for someone who lived in a house with such a feature. It is also found in Spain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ancel, Cane, Mantel, Faniel, Andel, Angel, Carrel, Canal, Vance

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Where is the Cancel family from?

You can see how Cancel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cancel family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cancel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Cancel families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Cancel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cancel families in 1911.
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What did your Cancel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cancel. 35% of Cancel men worked as a Labrador and 42% of Cancel women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cancel were Agricultor and Domestica. .

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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

  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Propietario
  • Agricultor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
  • Costurera
  • Student
  • Domestica
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cancel. For the veterans among your Cancel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cancel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cancel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Cancel in 1953 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

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