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Cartwright Family History

Cartwright Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a maker of carts, from Middle English cart(e) + wright ‘craftsman’ (see Wright). The surname is attested from the late 13th century, although the vocabulary word does not occur before the 15th century.

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

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438,077 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,662 Military Records
27,862 Immigration Records
237,504 Census and Voter Lists
678,831 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cartwright Families

  • Number of Cartwright families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cartwright families
     1,280 - 2,558
     427 - 1,279
     1 - 426
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cartwright families
     37 - 72
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cartwright Family Origin

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Cartwright Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cartwright

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Cartwright Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cartwright Civil War Service Records

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