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Cannella Family History

Cannella Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily and Naples): occupational name for a spice merchant from cannella ‘cinnamon’ (from Latin cannella) or possibly a nickname for a tall thin man from the same word in the sense ‘thin reed’.

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

Similar surnames: Candela, Manella, Canela, Cardella, Minnella, Cancilla, Carnell

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Where is the Cannella family from?

You can see how Cannella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cannella family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Cannella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Cannella families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Cannella's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cannella families in 1911.
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What did your Cannella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cannella. 31% of Cannella men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Cannella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cannella were Chauffeur and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Typist
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cannella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cannella 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 Cannella. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cannella. For the veterans among your Cannella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cannella lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cannella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cannella in 1950 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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