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Carrara Name Meaning

Italian (southern): habitational name from any of various places called Carrara from Latin carraria ‘quarry’.

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


Similar surnames: Carrera, Caprara, Carrano, Carraro, Ferrara, Carreira, Cabrera

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Where is the Carrara family from?

You can see how Carrara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Carrara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Carrara families living in New York. This was about 73% of all the recorded Carrara's in USA. New York had the highest population of Carrara families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carrara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carrara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Winder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carrara. 37% of Carrara men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Carrara women worked as a Winder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrara were Butcher and Clerk. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Butcher
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Winder
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Carrara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrara 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrara. 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 955 military records available for the last name Carrara. For the veterans among your Carrara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carrara lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Carrara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Carrara in 1947 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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