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Kar Family History

Kar Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, probably from Sanskrit kara ‘doer’, ‘hand’. Jewish: origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Hebrew kar ‘cold’.

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


Similar surnames: Kara, Dar, Karp, Kaur, Kai, Klar, Karo, Karm, Car, Kan

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Where is the Kar family from?

You can see how Kar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Kar families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kar's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kar. 15% of Kar men worked as a Cook and 100% of Kar women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Cook
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Hand
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kar 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 Kar. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kar. For the veterans among your Kar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kar in 1962 was 58, and 56 in 2004.

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