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Cartier Name Meaning

French and Walloon:: shortened form of carretier a regional variant of charretier ‘carter’ (compare Chartier and English Carter ). topographic name from a regional variant of quartier ‘fourth part quarter’ or a habitational name from a place called (Le) Cartier. Compare Kirkey 1 and Carter

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carlier, Barnier, Lantier, Garnier, Fortier, Charrier, Carver, Carter

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Where is the Cartier family from?

You can see how Cartier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cartier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cartier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 18 Cartier families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Cartier's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cartier families in 1891.
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What did your Cartier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Cartier. 100% of Cartier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Cartier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cartier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cartier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cartier. For the veterans among your Cartier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cartier lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cartier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cartier in 1946 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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