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

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  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Moulder

    20%
  • Stone Mason

    20%
  • Wks Cigar Maker

    20%

In 1880, the most common Kara occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Kara's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker, Moulder and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kara. A less common occupation for the Kara family was Wks Cigar Maker.

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Kara Historical Records

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Kara Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kara

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