Last Name CARR


Meaning Local: At the carr or 'kerr.' The frequency with which such last names as Robert or William del Xar, or atte Carr, or Karr, or Kerr recur in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the 13th and 14th centuries is explained by the fact that Carr or Kerr meant a low-lying meadow.
Vide, Kerr.
This name has several significations; 'Caer,' Cornish British, a city, town, a fort, a castle; 'Carre,' French, a stout, broad-shouldered man; 'Cawr,' Welsh, a giant.
Origin English, Scottish, Jewish, Polish, Native American, Irish, Zimbabwean, Nigerian, South african, Sierra leonean, Liberian

Rank 239 (2000 US census) 205 (1990 US census)
Count 113,892 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 75.79%, or 86319 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 20.07%, or 22858 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.36%, or 410 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.56%, or 638 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.6%, or 1822 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.63%, or 1856 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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