Kari Family History

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Kari Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic and ornamental name from kari ‘small island’, ‘stony rapids’, ‘sandbar’, or ‘rocky place in a field’. This name is found throughout Finland. German: from a Carinthian pet form of the personal name Zacharias. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Károly, Hungarian form of Charles. Indian (Maharashtra): Hindu (Maratha) name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Kara, Mari, Sari, Hari, Kai, Karp, Karl, Bari, Baro, Vari

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Kari Family Origin

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Kari Family Occupations

What did your Kari ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kari occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 100% of Kari's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House


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Kari Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kari. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kari 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 Kari. 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 766 military records available for the last name Kari. For the veterans among your Kari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kari Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kari in 1954 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

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