Cartmell Family History

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Cartmell Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name for someone from Cartmel in Cumbria (formerly in Lancashire), the site of a famous priory, inland from Cartmel Sands. The place name is derived from Old Norse kartr ‘rocky ground’ + melr ‘sandbank’.

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

Similar surnames: Cantrell, Hartell, Castell, Carswell, Cantwell, Sartwell, Hartwell

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Cartmell Family Origin

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Cartmell Family Occupations

What did your Cartmell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cartmell family was Keeping House. The most common Cartmell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Cartmell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cartmell.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cartmell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cartmell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Cartmell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cartmell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cartmell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cartmell. For the veterans among your Cartmell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cartmell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cartmell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cartmell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cartmell in 1953 was 74, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cartmell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cartmell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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