Carothers Family History

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Carothers Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Carruthers.

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

Similar surnames: Caruthers, Carrothers, Crothers, Carithers, Carrithers, Cathers

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Carothers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carothers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carothers. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Carothers Family Origin

Where is the Carothers family from?

Carothers Family Occupations

What did your Carothers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carothers. A less common occupation for the Carothers family was Farming. The most common Carothers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Carothers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Carothers Historical Records

What Carothers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Carothers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carothers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carothers. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Carothers. For the veterans among your Carothers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carothers Life Expectancy

What is the average Carothers lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carothers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carothers in 1940 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carothers 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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