Carolina Family History

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Carolina Name Meaning

Spanish: from the female personal name, feminine form of Carolus, or a habitational name from La Carolina in Jaén province.

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

Similar surnames: Carling, Catalina, Carlin, Carolan, Parola, Marina, Cortina, Carlino

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Carolina Family Origin

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Carolina Family Occupations

What did your Carolina ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carolina occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Carolina's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carolina. A less common occupation for the Carolina family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Farm Laborer


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

Carolina Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Carolina ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Carolina Life Expectancy

What is the average Carolina lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, Carolina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Carolina in 1951 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carolina


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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carolina 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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