Carnett Family History

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Carnett Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of French Carnet, which may be a reduced form of Carrenet, a derivative of Carré (see Carre), or alternatively a derivative of carnet ‘tax register’ and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a tax collector.

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

Similar surnames: Garnett, Barrett, Arnett, Carne, Carneal, Curnutt, Barnett, Scarlett

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Carnett Family Origin

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Carnett Family Occupations

What did your Carnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carnett family was Hired On Farm. Farmer, Keeping House and Farmer-Preacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carnett. The most common Carnett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Carnett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer-Preacher

  • Hired On Farm


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

Carnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Carnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Carnett

Passenger List

There are 393 immigration records available for the last name Carnett. 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 575 military records available for the last name Carnett. For the veterans among your Carnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Carnett lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Carnett in 1945 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carnett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carnett 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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