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Origins of the Carey surname

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About the Careys

We have a total number of 96827 records for people with the last name Carey.

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Where do most Careys live?

In 1921, most Careys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Careys

How common is your surname?

644th most common surname in the UK

We have 53,600 records for the Carey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Careys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Careys.

What are the most common Carey first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Carey family members

Common jobs for Careys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Careys in 1921
Dressmaker

214

Laundress

174

Domestic Servant

143

Living On Own Means

118

Charwoman

113

Common Male occupations for Careys in 1921
General Labourer

314

Agricultural Labourer

235

Bricklayer

163

Tailor

153

Coal Miner

133

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