Carver Family History

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Carver Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a carver of wood or a sculptor of stone, from an agent derivative of Middle English kerve(n) ‘to cut or carve’. English: occupational name for a plowman, from Anglo-Norman French caruier, from Late Latin carrucarius, a derivative of carruca ‘cart’, ‘plow’. Americanized spelling of German Garber, Gerber, or Körber (see Koerber). Irish: variant of Carvey. Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McCarver.

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


Similar surnames: Carter, Carder, Cater, Barber, Haver, Sarver, Carner, Karner, Warner

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Carver Family Origin

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Carver Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Carver Historical Records

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Carver Life Expectancy

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