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Canez Name Meaning

Hispanic (also Cañez): probably derived from Spanish caña ‘reed’ (from Latin canna).

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


Similar surnames: Yanez, Cane, Nanez, Canal, Cano, Canedo, Cabeza, Cater, Banez, Canto

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Where is the Canez family from?

You can see how Canez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Canez family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Canez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Canez families living in Arizona. This was about 16% of all the recorded Canez's in USA. Arizona had the highest population of Canez families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Canez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Canez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Canez. 66% of Canez 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
    66%
  • Miner
    27%
  • Common Laborer
    9%
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What Canez family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 956 census records available for the last name Canez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canez 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Canez. 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 115 military records available for the last name Canez. For the veterans among your Canez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Canez lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Canez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Canez in 1961 was 100, and 57 in 2004.

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