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Caris Family History

Caris Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Carras. Dutch: from a reduced form of the Greek personal name Makarios (see Macario). Americanized spelling of German Karas, Gareis, or Gehres.

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


Similar surnames: Karis, Paris, Maris, Baris, Cords, Carris, Chris, Garis, Laris, Mars

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Where is the Caris family from?

You can see how Caris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Caris families living in Ohio. This was about 43% of all the recorded Caris's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Caris families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caris. 22% of Caris men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Caris women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caris were Manager and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Servant
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Caris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caris 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 Caris. 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 727 military records available for the last name Caris. For the veterans among your Caris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caris lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Caris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Caris in 1942 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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