Carl Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch, German, and Scandinavian Karl. English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Karl(i), ultimately from Germanic karl ‘man’, ‘freeman’. See also Charles. English: status name for a bondman or villein, from the vocabulary word karl, carl, which had various different meanings at various times: originally ‘man’, then ‘ordinary man’, ‘peasant’, and in Middle English specialized in the senses ‘free peasant’, ‘bondman’, ‘villein’, and ‘rough, churlish individual’.

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


Similar surnames: Karl, Earl, Carp, Cart, Call, Care, Garl, Carll, Carle, Card

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Carl Family Origin

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Carl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Going To School

    11%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carl. A less common occupation for the Carl family was Labourer. The most common Carl occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Carl's were Farmers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Carl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carl in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carl

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