Last Name CARY


Meaning Local: Of Carey, a great West-country surname. The ancient family of Cary derives its surname from the manor of Cary, or Kari, lying in the parish of St. Giles-on-theHeath, near Launceston.
Local: From the manor of Cary or 'Kari,' as spelled in the Doomsday Book, in the parish of St. Giles, near Launceston, England. Cary, in the British, signifies beloved, dear. This name may be the same as 'Carew.'
The same as Carey.
Origin English, French, Irish, Falkland, Belgian, Zimbabwean, South african, Hungarian

Rank 2,756 (2000 US census) 2,670 (1990 US census)
Count 12,013 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 83.48%, or 10028 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 12.84%, or 1542 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.51%, or 61 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.43%, or 52 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.37%, or 165 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.37%, or 165 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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