Karn Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kern, a reduced and altered form of McCarron. German (Kärn): variant of Kern.

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


Similar surnames: Kearn, Kern, Carn, Kan, Kain, Arn, Karp, Warn, Kark, Karns

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Karn Family Origin

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Karn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karn. A less common occupation for the Karn family was Farm Laborer. The most common Karn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Karn's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Karn | Data not to scale

Karn Historical Records

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Karn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Karn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Karn in 1944 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karn

Famous Karn Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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