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Carman Name Meaning

English: from Old Norse karmann a variant of karlmann (nominative case karlmathr) composed of the elements karl ‘male man’ + mathr ‘man person’. English: variant of Charman either an occupational name for a carter carrier or coachman or an occupational name for someone who did odd jobs. Altered form of Dutch Karman . Americanized form of German Kormann or Kornmann (see Kornman ) or some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Slovenian (Čarman): nickname from čarman an obsolete word meaning ‘sorcerer’.

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

Similar surnames: Warman, Harman, Farman, Karman, Arman, Calman, Carmon, Cadman, German

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Where is the Carman family from?

You can see how Carman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 117 Carman families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Carman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Carman families in 1911.
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What did your Carman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Carman. 45% of Carman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Carman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carman were Farmers Son and School Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • School Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Carman. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Carman. For the veterans among your Carman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Carman in 1940 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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