Kara Family History

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Kara Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning. Polish: nickname from karac ‘to punish’. Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian: from a pet form of a personal name: Czech Karel, Slovak Karol, Hungarian Károly, vernacular forms of Carolus (see Charles). Czech: metonymic occupational name for a carter, from kára ‘hand cart’. Greek: see Caras.

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


Similar surnames: Karas, Kari, Bara, Kata, Karp, Kaba, Kasa, Gara, Mara, Dara

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Kara Family Origin

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Kara Family Occupations

What did your Kara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kara. 29% of Kara men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kara women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kara were Painter and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    20%
  • Hemstitcher
    15%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    10%

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

Kara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kara. 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 Kara. For the veterans among your Kara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kara Life Expectancy

What is the average Kara lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kara in 1952 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

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