Caro Family History

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Caro Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic and Ashkenazic): nickname from Portuguese, Spanish, Italian caro ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (Latin carus). In medieval Italy this was also a personal name. Italian (Sicily; Carò): variant of Carrò (see Carro).

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

Similar surnames: Carro, Claro, Karo, Cardo, Cara, Capo, Carp, Calo, Faro, Cato

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Caro Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caro name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caro. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Caro Family Origin

Where is the Caro family from?

Caro Family Occupations

What did your Caro ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caro occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 100% of Caro's were Fishermans.

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  • Fisherman


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

Caro Historical Records

What Caro family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Caro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caro 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Caro. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Caro. For the veterans among your Caro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caro Life Expectancy

What is the average Caro lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Caro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Caro in 1943 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caro 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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