Carrier Family History

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Carrier Name Meaning

English and southern French: from Middle English, Old French car(r)ier (Late Latin carrarius, a derivative of carrum ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, of Gaulish origin); in English an occupational name for someone who transported goods, in French for a cartwright. French: occupational name for a stonemason or quarryman, carrier.

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

Similar surnames: Carriere, Carriero, Harrier, Carter, Currier, Perrier, Carver

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Carrier Family Origin

Where is the Carrier family from?

Carrier Family Occupations

What did your Carrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carrier occupation in the UK was Lace Maker. 5% of Carrier's were Lace Makers. A less common occupation for the Carrier family was Agricultural Labourer. Lace Maker, Labourer and Agric Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrier.

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  • Lace Maker

  • Labourer

  • Agric Lab

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Carrier Historical Records

What Carrier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 132,000 census records available for the last name Carrier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrier 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carrier. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Carrier. For the veterans among your Carrier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carrier Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Carrier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Carrier in 1943 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carrier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carrier 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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