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Carver Family History

Carver Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a carver of wood or a sculptor of stone, from an agent derivative of Middle English kerve(n) ‘to cut or carve’.English: occupational name for a plowman, from Anglo-Norman French caruier, from Late Latin carrucarius, a derivative of carruca ‘cart’, ‘plow’.Americanized spelling of German Garber, Gerber, or Körber (see Koerber).Irish: variant of Carvey.Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McCarver.

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

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Name Distribution of Carver Families

  • Number of Carver families
     102 - 201
     35 - 101
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Carver families
     168 - 334
     57 - 167
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Carver families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Carver Family Origin

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Carver Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Carver

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Carver Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Carver census records

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Carver Civil War Service Records

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