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Karrer Family History

Karrer Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright from Middle High German karre ‘barrow’ + -er agent suffix.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Karren, Harrer, Karner, Karber, Karre, Karter, Maurer, Farber, Kasner

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Where is the Karrer family from?

You can see how Karrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Karrer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Karrer family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Karrer's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Karrer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karrer. 18% of Karrer men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Karrer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karrer were Farmer and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karrer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Karrer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Karrer. For the veterans among your Karrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karrer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Karrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Karrer in 1956 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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