Carling Family History

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Carling Name Meaning

Swedish: from the personal name Karl + the common suffix of surnames -ing ‘belonging to’. Respelling of German Karling, a habitational name from Karling in Bavaria. Americanized form of German Garling or Gerling.

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

Similar surnames: Carlin, Carline, Harling, Arling, Dahling, Herling, Curling, Garling

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Carling Family Origin

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Carling Family Occupations

What did your Carling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carling occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Carling's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carling. A less common occupation for the Carling family was Bricklayer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Carling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Carling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Carling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Carling. For the veterans among your Carling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carling Life Expectancy

What is the average Carling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Carling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carling in 1963 was 73, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carling 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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