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Karaffa Name Meaning

Germanized spelling of Italian Caraffa, from caraffa ‘carafe’, ‘water jug’ (probably a derivative of Arabic gharraf ‘water wheel’). The Italian surname has cognates in several other European languages, e.g. Spanish Garrafa, German Karaffe, and any of these could lie behind the American family name.

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


Similar surnames: Raffa, Kamara, Braff, Krafft, Graff, Aranda, Karabin, Araiza, Zarazua

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Karaffa Family Origin

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Karaffa Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Karaffa occupation in the USA was Butcher. 100% of Karaffa's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

    100%

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Karaffa Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Karaffa. 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 Karaffa. For the veterans among your Karaffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karaffa Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Karaffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Karaffa in 1954 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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