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Car Name Meaning

Croatian Serbian Polish Rusyn (from Poland) and Slovenian; Rusyn (from Slovakia; mainly Cár): ironic nickname for an autocratic person from car ‘tsar’. Compare Zarr . Slovenian (Čar): shortened form of Tušar a habitational name for someone from the settlement of Tuše (today Toše) in the Cerkljansko region in Slovene Littoral. Compare Char . French: metonymic occupational name for cartwright or carter from char (from Latin carrus) ‘wagon cart’. Amerindian (Guatemala): Mayan name from a Castilianized form of kar ‘gadfly’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Char, Cap, Carp, Cart, Caro, Card, Kar, Mar, Cyr, Can

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Where is the Car family from?

You can see how Car families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Car family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Car families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Car families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Car's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Car families in 1911.
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What did your Car ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Car. 58% of Car men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Car. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Car 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Car. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Car. For the veterans among your Car ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Car lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Car life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Car in 1959 was 54, and 67 in 2003.

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