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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
  2. United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Carnegie

He died in 1765.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a business magnate, philanthropy, and philanthropist. Andrew was born on November 25th, 1835 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He left this life on August 11th, 1919.


Dale Harbison Carnegie was a writer. Dale was born on November 24th, 1888 in Maryville, Missouri, United States. He breathed his last breath on November 1st, 1955.


Margaret was given the name Margaret Carnegie by her parents Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield Carnegie on March 30th, 1897 in New York City. She breathed her last breath on April 11th, 1990.


Louise was born on March 7th, 1857. She left this life on June 24th, 1946.


Thomas M. Carnegie was a business magnate. Thomas was born on October 2nd, 1843 in Dunfermline. He died on October 19th, 1886.


Kenton was born on February 11th, 1983 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. They passed away on November 8th, 2005.


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Popularity of Carnegie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carnegie U.S.
  White 47.18% 64.26%
  African American 44.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carnegie

People with the last name Carnegie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Carnegie

  • How Popular is the name Carnegie? As a last name Carnegie was the 16,525th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Carnegie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Carnegie is Monday, December 22nd, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Carnegie? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Carnegie. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Carnegie: Your name in reverse order is Eigenrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Necaegir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carnegie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,738 people with the last name Carnegie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carnegie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Carnegie as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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