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Karow Family History

Karow Name Meaning

German (of Sorbian origin): habitational name for someone from Carow in Mecklenburg, or any of several places in eastern Germany named Karow.

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

Similar surnames: Barkow, Konow, Rakow, Karol, Kadow, Parlow, Barrow, Jagow, Kulow

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Where is the Karow family from?

You can see how Karow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Karow families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Karow families living in Wisconsin. This was about 52% of all the recorded Karow's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Karow families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karow. 24% of Karow men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Karow women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karow were Carpenter and Typist.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 845 immigration records available for the last name Karow. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Karow. For the veterans among your Karow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karow lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Karow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Karow in 1954 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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