Carnes Family History

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Carnes Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kearns. Scottish: variant of Cairns.

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

Similar surnames: Cairnes, Karnes, Carns, Barnes, Carney, Garnes, Burnes, Manes, Barnet

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Carnes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carnes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carnes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Carnes Family Origin

Where is the Carnes family from?

Carnes Family Occupations

What did your Carnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carnes. The most common Carnes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Carnes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Carnes family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Carnes Historical Records

What Carnes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Carnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnes 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Carnes. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Carnes. For the veterans among your Carnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carnes Life Expectancy

What is the average Carnes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Carnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carnes in 1942 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carnes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carnes 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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