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Carn Family History

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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Where is the Carn family from?

You can see how Carn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 54 Carn families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Carn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Carn families in 1911.
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What did your Carn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Carn. 50% of Carn men worked as a Fils Cultivateur.

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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

  • Fils Cultivateur
    50%
  • Cultivateur
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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