Caron Family History

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Caron Name Meaning

French: from a personal name of Gaulish origin, represented in Latin records in the form Caraunus. This name was borne by a 5th-century Breton saint who lived at Chartres and was murdered by robbers; his legend led to its widespread use as a personal name during the Middle Ages. English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name for someone from Cairon in Calvados, France. English and French: metonymic occupational name for a carter, or possibly a cartwright, from a Norman and Picard form of Old French c(h)arron ‘cart’.

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

Similar surnames: Cardon, Baron, Capron, Maron, Cason, Varon, Carton, Caton, Cain

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Caron Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caron name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Caron Family Origin

Where is the Caron family from?

Caron Family Occupations

What did your Caron ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Brewer and Chaffeur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caron. The most common Caron occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Caron's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Caron family was Compositor.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Brewer

  • Chaffeur

  • Compositor


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

Caron Historical Records

What Caron family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 143,000 census records available for the last name Caron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caron 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Caron. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Caron. For the veterans among your Caron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caron Life Expectancy

What is the average Caron lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Caron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Caron in 1949 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caron 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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