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Caron Family History

Caron Name Meaning

French: from a personal name of Gaulish origin, represented in Latin records in the form Caraunus. This name was borne by a 5th-century Breton saint who lived at Chartres and was murdered by robbers; his legend led to its widespread use as a personal name during the Middle Ages. English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name for someone from Cairon in Calvados, France. English and French: metonymic occupational name for a carter, or possibly a cartwright, from a Norman and Picard form of Old French c(h)arron ‘cart’.

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

Similar surnames: Cardon, Baron, Capron, Maron, Cason, Varon, Carton, Caton, Cain

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Where is the Caron family from?

You can see how Caron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caron families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Caron families living in Louisiana. This was about 18% of all the recorded Caron's in USA. Louisiana and 3 other states had the highest population of Caron families in 1840.
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What did your Caron ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caron. 17% of Caron men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Caron women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caron were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Caron. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Caron. For the veterans among your Caron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caron lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Caron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Caron in 1949 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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