Carnegie Family History

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Carnegie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Carnegie, near Carmyllie in Angus, probably named in Gaelic as cathair an eige ‘fort at the gap’.

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

Similar surnames: Carnie, Dargie, Carneal, Craigie, Carreno, Carne, Marrese, Nangle

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Carnegie Family Origin

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Carnegie Family Occupations

What did your Carnegie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carnegie family was Carr Inspecter. Farmer, Archetc and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carnegie. The most common Carnegie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Carnegie's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Archetc

  • Carpenter

  • Carr Inspecter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Carnegie ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Carnegie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Carnegie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnegie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Carnegie. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Carnegie. For the veterans among your Carnegie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carnegie Life Expectancy

What is the average Carnegie lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Carnegie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Carnegie in 1946 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carnegie ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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