Carn Family History

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Carn Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCarn, which is itself a reduced form of McCarron. Variant spelling of Cornish Carne. Possibly a respelling of German, Dutch, and Jewish Kern.

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

Similar surnames: Karn, Cart, Carp, Corn, Warn, Cahn, Carr, Carl, Arn, Cann

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Carn Family Origin

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Carn Family Occupations

What did your Carn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Carn family was Sup'G Briges C. S. R.. The most common Carn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Carn's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carn.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • School

  • Sup'G Briges C. S. R.


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

Carn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Carn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carn 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Carn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Carn. For the veterans among your Carn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carn Life Expectancy

What is the average Carn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Carn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Carn in 1958 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carn 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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