Carolan Family History

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Carolan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearbhalláin, a northern and midland Irish name meaning ‘descendant of Cearbhallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Cearbhall (see Carroll).

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

Similar surnames: Callan, Carlin, Carlan, Cavan, Ronan, Coan, Carolina, Cahalan

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Carolan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carolan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Norway


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Carolan Family Origin

Where is the Carolan family from?

Carolan Family Occupations

What did your Carolan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Carolan family was Dock Labourer. The most common Carolan occupation in the UK was Agric. Lab.. 6% of Carolan's were Agric. Lab.s. Agric. Lab., Bricklayers Labourer and Color Sergt 58th Regent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carolan.

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  • Agric. Lab.

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Color Sergt 58th Regent

  • Dock Labourer


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

Carolan Historical Records

What Carolan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Carolan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carolan 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carolan. 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 Carolan. For the veterans among your Carolan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carolan Life Expectancy

What is the average Carolan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carolan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Carolan in 1944 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carolan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carolan 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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