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

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Agr Lab

    4%
  • Brickyard Laborer

    4%

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

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Carp Historical Records

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Carp Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carp

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