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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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Where is the Caro family from?

You can see how Caro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Caro families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Caro's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Caro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caro. 27% of Caro men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Caro women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caro were Clerk and Operator.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Operator
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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