Karel Family History

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Karel Name Meaning

Dutch, German, Czech, and Slovenian: from the personal name Karel (see Charles).

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

Similar surnames: Kares, Karl, Karen, Kamel, Kadel, Kabel, Karol, Karpel, Kara, Axel

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Karel Family Origin

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Karel Family Occupations

What did your Karel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karel. 27% of Karel men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Karel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karel were Farm Laborer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

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

Karel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karel 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 Karel. 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 492 military records available for the last name Karel. For the veterans among your Karel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karel Life Expectancy

What is the average Karel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Karel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Karel in 1953 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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