Carpenter Family History

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Carpenter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’). Translation of German Zimmermann, French Charpentier, Italian Carpentieri, or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.

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


Similar surnames: Charpentier, Carpentieri, Carpentier, Parmenter, Carter, Callender

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Carpenter Family Origin

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Carpenter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carpenter. A less common occupation for the Carpenter family was School. The most common Carpenter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Carpenter's were Farmers.

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Carpenter Historical Records

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Carpenter Life Expectancy

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