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Cantor Family History

Cantor Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Canter. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kantor. French (Picardy): learned form of chantre ‘singer’. Compare Canter 1.

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


Similar surnames: Canter, Kantor, Cater, Pastor, Claytor, Santor, Mantor, Sartor

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Where is the Cantor family from?

You can see how Cantor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cantor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Cantor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Cantor families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Cantor's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cantor families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cantor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cantor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cantor. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Cantor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cantor 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cantor. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cantor. For the veterans among your Cantor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cantor lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cantor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cantor in 1946 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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