Carton Family History

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Carton Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCartan or McCartney. Northern French: occupational name for a carter, charreton, charton. French: from Old French carton, a measure of cereals; hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant.

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

Similar surnames: Caron, Cardon, Charton, Carbon, Carten, Cartin, Caton, Carlton

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Carton Family Origin

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Carton Family Occupations

What did your Carton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carton family was Painter. The most common Carton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Carton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Painter


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

Carton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Carton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carton. 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 Carton. For the veterans among your Carton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carton Life Expectancy

What is the average Carton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Carton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Carton in 1959 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carton 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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