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Carr Family History

Carr Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr.Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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146,890 Military Records
94,791 Immigration Records
906,401 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Carr Families

  • Number of Carr families
     907 - 1,811
     303 - 906
     1 - 302
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Carr families
     2,238 - 4,474
     747 - 2,237
     1 - 746
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Carr families
     203 - 404
     68 - 202
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Carr Family Origin

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Carr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Carr

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Carr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Carr Civil War Service Records

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