Carrel Family History

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Carrel Name Meaning

French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts or a nickname for a short, stout man. The word also meant ‘paving slab’, and so it could also have been a metonymic occupational name for a street layer. Probably a variant spelling of English Carrell or Irish Carroll.

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

Similar surnames: Carel, Carrell, Carre, Carver, Marvel, Barre, Carden, Warren, Karre

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Carrel Family Origin

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Carrel Family Occupations

What did your Carrel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Carrel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Carrel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrel. 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 Card

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

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Carrel Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Carrel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Carrel in 1952 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carrel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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