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Carreira Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of various places so named in Portugal (and Galicia), from carreira ‘road’, ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (from Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’).

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


Similar surnames: Carrera, Carreiro, Barreira, Barreiro, Cabrera, Carrara, Carrero

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Where is the Carreira family from?

You can see how Carreira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carreira family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Carreira families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 22 Carreira families living in Massachusetts. This was about 55% of all the recorded Carreira's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Carreira families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carreira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carreira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carreira. 28% of Carreira men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Carreira women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carreira were Proprietor and Laborer. .

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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
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Doffer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
    40%
  • Winder
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Carreira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carreira 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 Carreira. 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 271 military records available for the last name Carreira. For the veterans among your Carreira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carreira lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Carreira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carreira in 1953 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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