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Carrie Family History

Carrie Name Meaning

French (Carrié): variant of Carrier. Scottish: reduced form of McHarrie, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearadhaigh (see McGarry).

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


Similar surnames: Currie, Carr, Corris, Carrig, Carlin, Barrie, Corrie, Carrier, Curie

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Where is the Carrie family from?

You can see how Carrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carrie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 6 Carrie families living in Tennessee. This was about 60% of all the recorded Carrie's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Carrie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carrie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carrie. 20% of Carrie men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Carrie women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrie were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Carrie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrie 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrie. 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 Carrie. For the veterans among your Carrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carrie lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Carrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Carrie in 1964 was 72, and 77 in 2004.

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