Carr Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr. Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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


Similar surnames: Barr, Cart, Corr, Garr, Darr, Carn, Card, Carp, Sarr, Carl

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Carr Family Origin

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Carr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carr family was Farm Laborer. The most common Carr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Carr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carr.

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Carr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Carr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carr in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carr

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