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Carp Family History

Carp Name Meaning

German, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Karp. English: from Middle English, Old French carpe ‘carp’, in some cases a nickname for a greedy person or for someone thought to resemble the fish in some other way; also a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or a seller of the fish. English: possibly a nickname for a garrulous or complaining person, from Middle English carp(e) ‘carping speech’.

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


Similar surnames: Karp, Cap, Cart, Capp, Harp, Card, Care, Carl, Corp, Car

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Where is the Carp family from?

You can see how Carp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Carp family living in Missouri. This was about 20% of all the recorded Carp's in the USA. Missouri and 4 other states had the highest population of Carp families in 1840.
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What did your Carp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carp. 18% of Carp men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Carp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carp were Proprietor and New Worker.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Carp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Carp. For the veterans among your Carp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Carp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Carp in 1943 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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