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Canell Name Meaning

Altered form of French Quesnel and possibly also of Canel . Compare Cannell . Asturian-Leonese: variant of Canel .

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

Similar surnames: Canela, Cabell, Castell, Call, Cane, Carnell, Capell, Knell, Cancel

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Where is the Canell family from?

You can see how Canell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Canell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Canell families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Canell's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Canell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canell. 34% of Canell men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Canell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canell were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Canell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Canell. 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 481 military records available for the last name Canell. For the veterans among your Canell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Canell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Canell in 1958 was 59, and 93 in 2004.

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