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Carrell Name Meaning

English: variant of Quarrell either a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a quarry (Middle English quarrel) synonymous with Quarry or a nickname from Middle English Old French quarel quarrel carrel denoting a short heavy square-headed bolt for a cross-bow arbalest or siege engine; this use might have had an occupational connotation for someone who made or used quarrels or it may have been used figuratively for a thickset or stout person. In Devon and Hampshire the name Quarrell survived as Carol and Car(r)oll. In Yorkshire and Durham from the late 18th century onward the name became indistinguishable from Carroll and its variants borne by Irish migrants. English (of Norman origin): perhaps also a Norman French habitational name from Carelles in Mayenne (France) early recorded as Quarrel. Compare Carrel . No medieval bearers have been found in England to confirm this origin. Irish: altered form of Carroll . In some cases perhaps also an altered form of French Carrel .

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


Similar surnames: Carrel, Barrell, Correll, Carnell, Cardell, Corbell, Carvell, Garrell

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Where is the Carrell family from?

You can see how Carrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Carrell families living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Carrell's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Carrell families in 1840.
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What did your Carrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carrell. 23% of Carrell men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Carrell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrell were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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What is the average Carrell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carrell in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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