Carpenter Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Carpenter Name Meaning: Occupational name for a worker of 'wood',from Latin 'carpentarius' meaning 'carriage maker'.

This is one of a select group of occupational surnames developed from skilled & needed employment.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Carpenter Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Carpenter family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 405
Female Servant 282
Independent 198
Labourer 122
Male Servant 110
Farmer 79
Carpenter 59
Shoe Maker 42
Ag Labourer 41
Laundress 23
Pauper 23
Servant 22
Weaver 21
Grocer 20
Gardener 20
Tailor 19
Dress Maker 19
Butcher 18
Blacksmith 16
Baker 15
Ribbon Weaver 15
Porter 14
Miner 13
Apprentice 11
Clerk 11

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