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Canton Name Meaning

Galician (Cantón): habitational name from places in Lugo and Pontevedra provinces, in Galicia, named Cantón, from a derivative of canto ‘corner’ (see Canto). Southern French: topographic name, from Occitan canton ‘corner’, ‘angle’, denoting someone who lived on a street corner.

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


Similar surnames: Canto, Caton, Danton, Cantin, Cayton, Cantone, Calton, Clanton

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Canton Family Origin

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Canton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Cultivateur

    15%
  • Book Agent

    8%
  • Day Laborer

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Canton family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Cultivateur and Book Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canton. The most common Canton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Canton's were Farmers.

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Canton Historical Records

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Canton Life Expectancy

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Famous Canton Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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