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Carretta Name Meaning

Italian: from a diminutive of carro ‘cart’. See Carro

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


Similar surnames: Carrubba, Carrera, Cavaretta, Carabetta, Berretta, Capretta, Parrett

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Where is the Carretta family from?

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

What did your Carretta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carretta. 34% of Carretta men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Carretta women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carretta were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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
    34%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Lawyer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Dressmaker
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Carretta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carretta 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 551 immigration records available for the last name Carretta. 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 203 military records available for the last name Carretta. For the veterans among your Carretta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carretta lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Carretta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Carretta in 1957 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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