Carraher Family History

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Carraher Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearchair ‘son of Fearchar’, a personal name derived from Celtic fear ‘man’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

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

Similar surnames: Carrie, Carver, Carnahan, Caraher, Carragher, Karraker, Carrel

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Carraher Family Origin

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Carraher Family Occupations

What did your Carraher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carraher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Carraher's were Farmers. Farmer, Boiler Maker and Cart Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carraher. A less common occupation for the Carraher family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Boiler Maker

  • Cart Driver

  • Grocer


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

Carraher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Carraher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carraher 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Carraher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Carraher. For the veterans among your Carraher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carraher Life Expectancy

What is the average Carraher lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Carraher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Carraher in 1954 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carraher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carraher 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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