Cartwright Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Cartwright Name Meaning: An occupational name for a maker of 'carts',cart(e) + wright 'craftsman'.

The name is of English origin & established in the late 13th century.Other related names are 'Wainwright',maker of 'wagons' or 'Wheelwright',maker of 'wheels'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Cartwright Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Cartwright family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 220
Female Servant 202
Independent 142
Labourer 85
Male Servant 83
Farmer 81
Shoe Maker 47
Coal Miner 42
Miner 41
Potter 26
Nailor 26
Weaver 25
Butcher 23
Collier 22
Sawyer 21
Clerk 21
Coal Miner Miner Miner 21
Carpenter 20
Dress Maker 20
Woollen Weaver 17
Publican 16
Blacksmith 14
Cotton Weaver 14
Pupil 14
Apprentice 14

Cartwright Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Cartwright 100% 78,402
2 Cartwirght 80% 289
3 Curtwright 90% 129
4 Cortwright 90% 115

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The surname Cartwright is the most popular version of all its varients

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