Caras Name Meaning

nickname for a black-haired or gloomy individual, from karas ‘black’, ‘dark’ (and by extension ‘moody’), from Turkish kara ‘black’. It is also found in many compound surnames such as Karageorgiou ‘black George’ (patronymic). occupational name for a carter, Greek karas (from karo ‘cart’ + the occupational suffix -as).

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


Similar surnames: Karas, Maras, Caris, Carras, Kara, Taras, Taran, Barbas, Paras, Caram

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Caras Family Origin

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Caras Family Occupations

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  • Cigar Store

    33%
  • Miner

    33%
  • Work On Farm

    33%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Caras family was Work On Farm. The most common Caras occupation in the USA was Cigar Store. 33% of Caras's were Cigar Stores. Cigar Store and Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Caras.

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Caras Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Caras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Caras in 1962 was 68, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caras

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