Carrillo Family History

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Carrillo Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname for a person with some peculiarity of the cheek or jaw, Spanish carrillo. The word is attested since the 13th century, but its origin is uncertain. It appears to be a diminutive of carro ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, and it has been suggested that the reference is to the movements of the jaw in chewing. The surname may also have denoted originally a bold or shameless person; for the semantic development compare Cheek.

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

Similar surnames: Parrilla, Carillo, Carrino, Cerrillo, Carrico, Carroll, Cardillo

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Carrillo Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carrillo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Carrillo Family Origin

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Carrillo Family Occupations

What did your Carrillo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carrillo family was Farm Laborer. The most common Carrillo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 32% of Carrillo's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrillo.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Carrillo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Carrillo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrillo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrillo. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Carrillo. For the veterans among your Carrillo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carrillo Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrillo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carrillo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carrillo in 1944 was 24, and 65 in 2004.

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