Karo Family History

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Karo Name Meaning

Bulgarian (Káro): from the Turkish loanword kara ‘black’. Jewish (Sephardic, also Ashkenazic): nickname from Spanish caro ‘dear’. The surname is recorded in Toledo, Spain, in the 14th century. The Ashkenazic branch is ultimately of Sephardic origin. Slovenian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Caro, Karp, Kar, Kano, Karg, Aro, Karol, Karon, Kalb, Vary

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Karo Family Origin

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Karo Family Occupations

What did your Karo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Karo family was Tailor. Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Karo. The most common Karo occupation in the USA was Butcher. 33% of Karo's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Tailor


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Karo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 782 immigration records available for the last name Karo. 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 Card

There are 598 military records available for the last name Karo. For the veterans among your Karo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karo Life Expectancy

What is the average Karo lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Karo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Karo in 1958 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

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