Carbon Family History

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Carbon Name Meaning

French and Spanish (Carbón): metonymic occupational name for a charcoal-burner, from Old French, Spanish carbon ‘charcoal’ (from Latin carbo, genitive carbonis).

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

Similar surnames: Carbone, Caron, Cardon, Carton, Capron, Carman, Marron, Baron, Carbo

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Carbon Family Origin

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Carbon Family Occupations

What did your Carbon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carbon. A less common occupation for the Carbon family was Carpenter. The most common Carbon occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Carbon's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter


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

Carbon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Carbon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carbon 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 Carbon. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Carbon. For the veterans among your Carbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carbon Life Expectancy

What is the average Carbon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Carbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Carbon in 1958 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carbon 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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