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Carp Family History

Carp Name Meaning

German, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Karp. English: from Middle English, Old French carpe ‘carp’, in some cases a nickname for a greedy person or for someone thought to resemble the fish in some other way; also a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or a seller of the fish. English: possibly a nickname for a garrulous or complaining person, from Middle English carp(e) ‘carping speech’.

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


Similar surnames: Karp, Cap, Cart, Capp, Harp, Card, Care, Carl, Corp, Car

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Where is the Carp family from?

You can see how Carp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Carp families living in Ontario. This was about 30% of all the recorded Carp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Carp families in 1911.
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What did your Carp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Carp. .

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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

  • Journalier
    100%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Carp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carp 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Carp. For the veterans among your Carp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Carp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Carp in 1943 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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