Carroll Family History

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Carroll Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill or Ó Cearbhaill ‘son (or descendant) of Cearbhall’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps from cearbh ‘hacking’ and hence a byname for a butcher or nickname for a fierce warrior.

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

Similar surnames: O'carroll, Correll, Carrell, Farrell, Harrell, Mccarroll, Cardon

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Carroll Family Origin

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Carroll Family Occupations

What did your Carroll ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carroll occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Carroll's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Carroll family was Laundress. Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carroll.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Tailor

  • Laundress


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

Carroll Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 753,000 census records available for the last name Carroll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carroll 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 117,000 immigration records available for the last name Carroll. 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 166,000 military records available for the last name Carroll. For the veterans among your Carroll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carroll Life Expectancy

What is the average Carroll lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carroll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carroll in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carroll

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carroll 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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