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Origins of the Canney surname

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About the Canneys

We have a total number of 2679 records for people with the last name Canney.

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Where do most Canneys live?

In 1921, most Canneys lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Canneys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,360 records for the Canney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Canneys most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Canneys.

What are the most common Canney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Canney family members

Common jobs for Canneys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Canneys in 1921


General Servant


At Home


House Keeper


No Occupation


Common Male occupations for Canneys in 1921


Tin Plate Worker




Agricultural Labourer




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