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Karow Family History

Karow Name Meaning
German (of Sorbian origin): habitational name for someone from Carow in Mecklenburg, or any of several places in eastern Germany named Karow.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

18,807 Historical Documents with Karow on Ancestry.com
8,218 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,094 Military Records
818 Immigration Records
3,121 Census and Voter Lists
5,556 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Karow Families

  • Number of Karow families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Karow families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Karow last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Karow census records

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Karow Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Karow families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Karow Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Karow families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Karow

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Karow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Karow census records

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Military Service by Karow

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