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Kumar Family History

Kumar Name Meaning
Indian: Hindu name found in several communities, from Sanskrit kumara ‘child’, ‘son’, ‘prince’. It is also an epithet of the god Kartikeya, the son of Shiva. It commonly occurs as the final element of compound given names, and sometimes as a personal name in its own right.Slovenian: either a variant spelling of Kumer or a variant of Humar, a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill, from holm (dialectally hum ‘hill’, ‘height’).

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

19,968 Historical Documents with Kumar on Ancestry.com
16,223 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
269 Military Records
1,330 Immigration Records
1,390 Census and Voter Lists
756 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kumar Families

  • Number of Kumar families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kumar families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kumar last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kumar census records

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Kumar Family Origin

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Kumar Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kumar

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Kumar Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kumar census records

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Military Service by Kumar

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