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Karoly Family History

Karoly Name Meaning

from the personal name Károly, Hungarian form of Charles. habitational name from a place so named in Bihar County. possibly from karuly, variant of karvaly ‘sparrow-hawk’, a symbolic name from a totemic animal of an ancient Hungarian tribe.

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


Similar surnames: Karol, Parola, Harold, Karl, Early, Kiraly, Krol, Kraly, Arola

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Where is the Karoly family from?

You can see how Karoly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karoly family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Karoly families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Karoly families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Karoly's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Karoly families in 1920.
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What did your Karoly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karoly. 38% of Karoly men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Karoly women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karoly were Clerk and Domestic.

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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
    38%
  • Counterman
    19%
  • Miners
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Domestic
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Karoly. 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 Cards

There are 998 military records available for the last name Karoly. For the veterans among your Karoly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karoly lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Karoly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Karoly in 1957 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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