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Carris Name Meaning

English variant spelling of Carras. Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Leiria, so named with the plural of carril ‘thoroughfare’ (from Latin carrile).

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


Similar surnames: Carras, Caris, Garris, Carlin, Farris, Carrico, Harris, Barros

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Where is the Carris family from?

You can see how Carris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Carris families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Carris's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Carris families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carris. 24% of Carris men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Carris women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carris were Proprietor 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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Carris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carris 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carris. 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 832 military records available for the last name Carris. For the veterans among your Carris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carris lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Carris in 1944 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

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