Carr Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr. Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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


Similar surnames: Barr, Cart, Corr, Garr, Darr, Carn, Card, Carp, Sarr, Carl

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Carr Family Origin

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Carr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • School

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carr. A less common occupation for the Carr family was Servant. The most common Carr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Carr's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Carr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carr in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carr

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