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Canepa Family History

Canepa Name Meaning

Italian (mainly Liguria): from cànepa ‘hemp’ from Latin cannabis a plant cultivated for its strong fibrous stems which were used to make rope and canvas hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of hemp or of articles made from it; alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived in an area where the plant was grown or a habitational name from Canepa in Genoa province.

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

Similar surnames: Cane, Canela, Carda, Candela, Cappa, Canova, Cabeza, Canevari, Candia

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Where is the Canepa family from?

You can see how Canepa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canepa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Canepa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Canepa families living in California. This was about 35% of all the recorded Canepa's in USA. California had the highest population of Canepa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canepa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canepa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Canepa. 14% of Canepa men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Canepa women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Canepa were Baker and Operator. .

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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
  • Fisherman
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Houseworker
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Canepa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canepa 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Canepa. 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 810 military records available for the last name Canepa. For the veterans among your Canepa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canepa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Canepa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Canepa in 1947 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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