Caniff Family History

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Caniff Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Conduibh (see Cunniff).

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


Similar surnames: Cunniff, Mcniff, Lahiff, Canniff, Conniff, Braniff, Daniel, Canipe

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Caniff Family Origin

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Caniff Family Occupations

What did your Caniff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Caniff family was Farm Labourer. The most common Caniff occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Caniff's were Farmers. Farmer, Mariner and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caniff.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Mariner

    18%
  • Druggist

    9%
  • Farm Labourer

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caniff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caniff Historical Records

What Caniff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Caniff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caniff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Caniff. 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 Card

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

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Caniff Life Expectancy

What is the average Caniff lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Caniff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Caniff in 1964 was 79, and 76 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caniff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caniff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Caniff Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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