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

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Carrel Family Origin

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Carrel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

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Carrel Life Expectancy

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