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Cart Family History

Cart Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McCart. English: from Middle English cart(e) ‘cart’ (from Old English cræt, Old Norse kartr), hence a metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright. French: from Old Occitan cart, a variant of quart, a term which in the Middle Ages denoted a tax levied on wine; hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tax collector.

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Carp, Dart, Card, Care, Carr, Catt, Court, Carl, Mart

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Where is the Cart family from?

You can see how Cart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cart families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Cart families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Cart's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cart families in 1840.
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What did your Cart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cart. 25% of Cart men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Cart women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cart were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Cart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cart 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 Cart. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cart. For the veterans among your Cart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cart lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Cart in 1944 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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