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Canela Name Meaning

Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a spicer from canela ‘cinnamon’. Portuguese: nickname from canela ‘shinbone leg’.

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

Similar surnames: Candela, Cane, Capel, Canepa, Canell, Cadena, Carel, Capella, Capell

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Where is the Canela family from?

You can see how Canela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canela family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Canela families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Canela families living in New Brunswick. This was about 90% of all the recorded Canela's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Canela families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Canela. 100% of Canela men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Canela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canela 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Canela. 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 17 military records available for the last name Canela. For the veterans among your Canela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canela lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Canela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Canela in 1965 was 63, and 61 in 2004.

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