Carrera Family History

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Carrera Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word. Southern Italian: habitational name from a place named Carrera, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Carreira, Cabrera, Carriere, Carreras, Carrara, Barrera, Carrero

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Carrera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carrera name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carrera. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Carrera Family Origin

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Carrera Family Occupations

What did your Carrera ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carrera occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Carrera's were Farmers. Farmer, Hatter and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrera. A less common occupation for the Carrera family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Hatter

  • House Keeper

  • Laborer


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

Carrera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Carrera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrera 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrera. 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 Carrera. For the veterans among your Carrera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carrera Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carrera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Carrera in 1944 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carrera 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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