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Carrell Family History

Carrell Name Meaning

English: from Old French carrel, ‘pillow’, ‘bolster’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of these. In some cases perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Carroll. In other cases perhaps an altered spelling of French Carrel.

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

Similar surnames: Carrel, Barrell, Correll, Carnell, Cardell, Corbell, Carvell, Garrell

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Where is the Carrell family from?

You can see how Carrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carrell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Carrell families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Carrell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Carrell families in 1911.
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What did your Carrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Carrell. 41% of Carrell men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Carrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrell. 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 Carrell. For the veterans among your Carrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carrell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carrell in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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