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Caron Family History

Caron Name Meaning
French: from a personal name of Gaulish origin, represented in Latin records in the form Caraunus. This name was borne by a 5th-century Breton saint who lived at Chartres and was murdered by robbers; his legend led to its widespread use as a personal name during the Middle Ages.English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name for someone from Cairon in Calvados, France.English and French: metonymic occupational name for a carter, or possibly a cartwright, from a Norman and Picard form of Old French c(h)arron ‘cart’.

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

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Name Distribution of Caron Families

  • Number of Caron families
     170 - 338
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Caron families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Caron families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Caron Family Origin

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Caron Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Caron

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Caron Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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