Kantor Family History

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Kantor Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cantor, an official of a synagogue whose duty is to sing liturgical music and leads prayers, from Latin cantor ‘singer’, a derivative of canere ‘to sing’. German, Czech, Slovak, and northern Croatian; Hungarian (Kántor): occupational name for a choirmaster or village schoolmaster.

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

Similar surnames: Kanter, Cantor, Pastor, Kastor, Kaczor, Sartor, Cantore, Panter

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Kantor Family Origin

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Kantor Family Occupations

What did your Kantor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kantor. 18% of Kantor men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Kantor women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kantor were Proprietor and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kantor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kantor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kantor 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kantor. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kantor. For the veterans among your Kantor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kantor Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kantor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kantor in 1948 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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