Karger Family History

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Karger Name Meaning

German: nickname for a sly, tricky, or unreliable man (see Karg). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Karg 2. German and Czech: habitational name for someone from a place called Kargen in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Garger, Karber, Karter, Larger, Kasner, Ranger, Marder, Karge, Barger

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Karger Family Origin

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Karger Family Occupations

What did your Karger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Karger family was Keeping House. The most common Karger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Karger's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karger.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Cooper

  • Keeping House


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

Karger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Karger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Karger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Karger. For the veterans among your Karger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karger Life Expectancy

What is the average Karger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Karger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Karger in 1952 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karger 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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