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Carnahan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearncháin (see Kernaghan ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carnathan, Hanahan, Conahan, Manahan, Murnahan, Canavan, Banahan

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Where is the Carnahan family from?

You can see how Carnahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carnahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carnahan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Carnahan families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Carnahan's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Carnahan families in 1840.
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What did your Carnahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carnahan. 21% of Carnahan men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Carnahan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carnahan were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Carnahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnahan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Carnahan. 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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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Carnahan. For the veterans among your Carnahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carnahan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carnahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Carnahan in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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