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Karis Name Meaning

variant of Karas. from Karius, a reduced form of the personal name Makarios (see Macario).

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

Similar surnames: Caris, Kares, Paris, Karas, Kari, Faris, Maris, Kalis, Ris, Kaps

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Where is the Karis family from?

You can see how Karis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Karis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Karis families living in Wisconsin. This was about 38% of all the recorded Karis's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Karis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karis. 32% of Karis men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Karis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karis were Proprietor and Housework.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 560 immigration records available for the last name Karis. 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 Cards

There are 692 military records available for the last name Karis. For the veterans among your Karis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karis lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Karis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Karis in 1948 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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