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

Where is the Carolina family from?

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. A less common occupation for the Carolina family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carolina.

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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

What Carolina family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Carolina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carolina 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carolina. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Carolina. For the veterans among your Carolina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carolina Life Expectancy

What is the average Carolina lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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

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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