Karnik Family History
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Karnik Name Meaning
Czech (Kárník): occupational name for a user or maker of hand carts (see Kara). Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a convicted offender, from kárat ‘to punish or scold’. Indian (Karnataka, Maharashtra): Hindu (Brahman, Kayasth Prabhu) name, ultimately from Sanskrit kara?na ‘writer’, ‘scribe’. This name is found among the Havyaka Brahmans in Karnataka and the Kayastha Prabhus of Maharashtra.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press