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Carreiro Name Meaning

Galician: from carreiro ‘passable by vehicles’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a roadway or thoroughfare or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Portuguese and Galician: occupational name from carreiro ‘carter’.

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


Similar surnames: Carreira, Carrera, Carrico, Barreiro, Carrero, Cordeiro, Barreira

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Where is the Carreiro family from?

You can see how Carreiro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carreiro family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 18 Carreiro families living in Massachusetts. This was about 51% of all the recorded Carreiro's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Carreiro families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carreiro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carreiro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carreiro. 20% of Carreiro men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Carreiro women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carreiro were Weaver and Winder.

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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
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Weaver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    39%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Power Machine Operator
    15%
  • Winder
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Carreiro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carreiro 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 Carreiro. 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 814 military records available for the last name Carreiro. For the veterans among your Carreiro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carreiro lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Carreiro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Carreiro in 1957 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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