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Carpenter Family History

Carpenter Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).Translation of German Zimmermann, French Charpentier, Italian Carpentieri, or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.

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

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Name Distribution of Carpenter Families

  • Number of Carpenter families
     1,015 - 2,027
     339 - 1,014
     1 - 338
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Carpenter families
     1,243 - 2,484
     415 - 1,242
     1 - 414
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Carpenter families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Carpenter Family Origin

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Carpenter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Carpenter

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Carpenter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Carpenter census records

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Carpenter Civil War Service Records

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