Car Name Meaning

Croatian, Serbian, and eastern Slovenian: ironic nickname for an autocratic person, from car ‘tsar’. Slovenian (Car): see Char. Perhaps also French: metonymic occupational name for cartwright or carter, from char ‘wagon’, ‘cart’ (Latin carrus).

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

Similar surnames: Char, Cap, Carp, Cart, Caro, Card, Kar, Mar, Cyr, Can

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Car Family Origin

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Car Family Occupations

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In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Bootmaker Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Car. A less common occupation for the Car family was Clerk. The most common Car occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of Car's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bootmaker Master

  • Clerk


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Car Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Car. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Car 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

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Draft Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Car. For the veterans among your Car ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Car Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Car life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Car in 1959 was 54, and 67 in 2003.

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