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Carrera Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word. Southern Italian: habitational name from a place named Carrera, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Carreira, Cabrera, Carriere, Carreras, Carrara, Barrera, Carrero

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Where is the Carrera family from?

You can see how Carrera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrera family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Carrera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Carrera family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Carrera's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Carrera families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carrera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carrera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carrera. 37% of Carrera men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Carrera women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrera were Barber and Housewife. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Waiter
    7%
  • Barber
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrera. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Carrera. For the veterans among your Carrera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carrera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carrera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Carrera in 1944 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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