Carp Family History

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Carp Name Meaning

German, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Karp. English: from Middle English, Old French carpe ‘carp’, in some cases a nickname for a greedy person or for someone thought to resemble the fish in some other way; also a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or a seller of the fish. English: possibly a nickname for a garrulous or complaining person, from Middle English carp(e) ‘carping speech’.

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

Similar surnames: Karp, Cap, Cart, Capp, Harp, Card, Care, Carl, Corp, Car

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Carp Family Origin

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Carp Family Occupations

What did your Carp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carp occupation in the UK was Farmer. 20% of Carp's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agr Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carp. A less common occupation for the Carp family was Brickyard Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agr Lab

  • Brickyard Laborer


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

Carp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Carp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carp 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 Carp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Carp. For the veterans among your Carp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carp Life Expectancy

What is the average Carp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Carp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Carp in 1943 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carp 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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