History of your Surname
Get access to Carberry family records.Start a free trial

Carberry Family History

Carberry Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Inveresk Lothian first recorded in the form Crebarrin from Gaelic craobh ‘tree’ + barran ‘hedge’. Irish (Waterford and Wexford Armagh) and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairbre and Mac Cairbre ‘descendant of Cairbre’ and ‘son of Cairbre’ a byname probably meaning ‘charioteer’.

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


Similar surnames: Mayberry, Carney, Yarberry, Berry, O'berry, Carley, Arber, Sadberry

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Carberry family from?

You can see how Carberry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carberry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carberry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Carberry families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Carberry's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Carberry families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carberry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carberry. 14% of Carberry men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Carberry women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carberry were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Carberry | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Carberry family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Carberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carberry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Carberry

Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Carberry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Carberry immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Carberry. For the veterans among your Carberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Carberry military records

You've only scratched the surface of Carberry family history

Discover More

What is the average Carberry lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Carberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Carberry in 1953 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carberry

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Carberry family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial