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Origins of the Cartwright surname

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About the Cartwrights

We have a total number of 135180 records for people with the last name Cartwright.

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Alternative variations of the name Cartwright

Cartwright, Cartewright, Chartwright, Certwright, Cartwrite

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Where do most Cartwrights live?

In 1921, most Cartwrights lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Cartwrights

How common is your surname?

372nd most common surname in the UK

We have 122,000 records for the Cartwright surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Cartwrights most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Cartwright first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Cartwrights

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

Common Female occupations for Cartwrights in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




General Servant


Common Male occupations for Cartwrights in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer






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