Carnell Family History

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Carnell Name Meaning

English: apparently a metonymic occupational name for a crossbowman who specialized in fighting from the battlements of castles, from Anglo-Norman French carnel ‘battlement’, ‘embrasure’ (a metathesized form of crenel, Late Latin crenellus, a diminutive of crena ‘notch’). English: reduced form of Carbonell or Cardinal. Swedish: the second element -ell is a common suffix of Swedish surnames, taken from the Latin adjectival ending -elius. The first element is unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cornell, Arnell, Cardell, Parnell, Carrell, Farnell, Castell, Carel

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Carnell Family Origin

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Carnell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Machinist

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carnell family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carnell. The most common Carnell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Carnell's were Farmers.

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Carnell Historical Records

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Carnell Life Expectancy

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