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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

Similar surnames: Warman, Karmann, Carman, Kurman, Kalman, Korman, Harman, Karas

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Where is the Karman family from?

You can see how Karman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Karman family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Karman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Karman families in 1840.
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What did your Karman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karman. 27% of Karman men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Karman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karman were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
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There are 790 military records available for the last name Karman. For the veterans among your Karman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Karman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Karman in 1956 was 53, and 86 in 2003.

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