Carver Family History

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Carver Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a carver of wood or a sculptor of stone, from an agent derivative of Middle English kerve(n) ‘to cut or carve’. English: occupational name for a plowman, from Anglo-Norman French caruier, from Late Latin carrucarius, a derivative of carruca ‘cart’, ‘plow’. Americanized spelling of German Garber, Gerber, or Körber (see Koerber). Irish: variant of Carvey. Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McCarver.

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


Similar surnames: Carter, Carder, Cater, Barber, Haver, Sarver, Carner, Karner, Warner

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Carver Family Origin

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Carver Family Occupations

What did your Carver ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Carver. 10% of Carver men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Carver women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carver were Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%
  • Gardener
    4%
  • Dairy Farmer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Carver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 164,000 census records available for the last name Carver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carver 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Carver. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Carver. For the veterans among your Carver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carver Life Expectancy

What is the average Carver lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Carver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carver in 1942 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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