Karan Family History

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Karan Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal, Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, from the name of a subgroup in the Kayasth community, derived from Sanskrit kara?na ‘writer’, ‘scribe’. Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Koran.

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


Similar surnames: Karman, Kazan, Baran, Taran, Karas, Saran, Kara, Barman, Kahan, Koran

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Karan Family Origin

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Karan Family Occupations

What did your Karan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Hotel Keeper and Keeps Saloon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karan. The most common Karan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Karan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Karan family was Saloon Keeper.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Hotel Keeper

    17%
  • Keeps Saloon

    17%
  • Saloon Keeper

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Karan. 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 Karan. For the veterans among your Karan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karan Life Expectancy

What is the average Karan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Karan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Karan in 1945 was 20, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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