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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

What did your Caras ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Cigar Store

    33%
  • Miner

    33%
  • Work On Farm

    33%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caras ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caras Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Caras. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Caras. For the veterans among your Caras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caras Life Expectancy

What is the average Caras lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caras

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caras ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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