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Carten Family History

Carten Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of McCartan .

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


Similar surnames: Carton, Cartin, Carter, Carthen, Carney, Carden, Garten, Marten

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Where is the Carten family from?

You can see how Carten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Carten families living in South Carolina. This was about 19% of all the recorded Carten's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Carten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carten ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Store Girl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Carten. 25% of Carten men worked as a Journalier and 34% of Carten women worked as a Store Girl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carten were Menuisier and Labourer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Menuisier
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Store Girl
    34%
  • Servante
    34%
  • Labourer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Carten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carten 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 Carten. 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 768 military records available for the last name Carten. For the veterans among your Carten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carten lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Carten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Carten in 1963 was 75, and 59 in 2004.

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