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Carbon Name Meaning

Italian (northern): variant of Carbone ‘coal charcoal’ (and in North America also an altered form of this). This surname is very rare in Italy. Spanish and Galician (Carbón): from carbón ‘coal charcoal’ a cognate of 1 above and 3 below; see also Italian Carbone . French: regional variant of Charbon from Old French charbon ‘coal’ (from Latin carbo genitive carbonis) applied as a as a metonymic occupational name for a coal miner or coal merchant a topographic name for someone living near an outcrop of coal or a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark skin or hair. Americanized form of Czech Karban .

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


Similar surnames: Carbone, Caron, Cardon, Carton, Capron, Carman, Marron, Baron, Carbo

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Where is the Carbon family from?

You can see how Carbon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carbon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carbon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Carbon family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Carbon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Carbon families in 1840.
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What did your Carbon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carbon. 42% of Carbon men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Carbon women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carbon were Barber and Housewife. .

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*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
    42%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Painter
    5%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    19%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carbon. 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.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Carbon. For the veterans among your Carbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carbon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Carbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Carbon in 1958 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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