Cart Family History

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Cart Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McCart. English: from Middle English cart(e) ‘cart’ (from Old English cræt, Old Norse kartr), hence a metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright. French: from Old Occitan cart, a variant of quart, a term which in the Middle Ages denoted a tax levied on wine; hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tax collector.

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

Similar surnames: Hart, Carp, Dart, Card, Care, Carr, Catt, Court, Carl, Mart

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Cart Family Origin

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Cart Family Occupations

What did your Cart ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cart occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Cart's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cart. A less common occupation for the Cart family was Account Collector.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Laundress

  • Account Collector


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

Cart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Cart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cart 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 Cart. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cart. For the veterans among your Cart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cart Life Expectancy

What is the average Cart lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Cart in 1944 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cart 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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