Canto Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: topographic for someone who lived on a corner, canto ‘corner’ (from Latin cantus), or a habitational name from numerous places in Spain and Portugal named with this word. Catalan (Cantó): habitational name from any of the minor places in Catalonia named Cantó, from Catalan cantó ‘stone’, derived from the pre-Latin form cant-.

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


Similar surnames: Canton, Cano, Canal, Castro, Cardo, Cantu, Catto, Salto, Cato, Basto

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Canto Family Origin

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Canto Family Occupations

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  • At Home

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Hair Dresser

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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In 1880, At Home, Farmer and Hair Dresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canto. A less common occupation for the Canto family was Laborer. The most common Canto occupation in the USA was At Home. 17% of Canto's were At Homes.

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Canto Historical Records

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Canto Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Canto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Canto in 1953 was 77, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canto

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