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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

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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. Lace Maker, Labourer and Agric Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrier. A less common occupation for the Carrier family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Lace Maker

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agric Lab

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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Carrier Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Carrier ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Carrier Life Expectancy

What is the average Carrier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

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