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Carrier Name Meaning

English and southern French: from Middle English, Old French car(r)ier (Late Latin carrarius, a derivative of carrum ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, of Gaulish origin); in English an occupational name for someone who transported goods, in French for a cartwright. French: occupational name for a stonemason or quarryman, carrier.

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

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Carrier Family Origin

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Carrier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrier. A less common occupation for the Carrier family was Carpenter. The most common Carrier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Carrier's were Farmers.

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Carrier Historical Records

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Carrier Life Expectancy

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