Cannella Family History

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Cannella Name Meaning

Southern 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Cannella Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cannella name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cannella. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy

    35%

  • England & Wales

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • France

    5%

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Cannella Family Origin

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Cannella Family Occupations

What did your Cannella ancestors do for a living?

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

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Cannella Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cannella Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cannella 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.

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