Karman Family History
Karman Name Meaning
Dutch: occupational name for a carter Middle Dutch kerreman. Americanized form of German Karmann . Hungarian (Kármán): from kármány an ethnic name for the Turkish people of southern Anatolia's Karaman region which was famous for its silk and leather products. The name is probably derived via medieval Latin Caramanus Carmanus not directly from Turkish. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Russian karman ‘bag pocket’ presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles. Jewish (from Hungary; Kármán): adoption of 3 either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022