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Carrier Name Meaning

English and southern French: from Middle English, Old French car(r)ier (Late Latin carrarius, a derivative of carrum ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, of Gaulish origin); in English an occupational name for someone who transported goods, in French for a cartwright. French: occupational name for a stonemason or quarryman, carrier.

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


Similar surnames: Carriere, Carriero, Harrier, Carter, Currier, Perrier, Carver

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Carrier Family Origin

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Carrier Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • School

    5%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrier. A less common occupation for the Carrier family was School. The most common Carrier occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Carrier's were Cultivateurs.

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Carrier Historical Records

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Carrier Life Expectancy

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