Karow Family History

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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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Karow Family Origin

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Karow Family Occupations

What did your Karow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Karow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Karow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Karow family was Cabnet Maker. Farmer, Brick Mason and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karow.

View Census data for Karow | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    46%
  • Brick Mason

    8%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%
  • Cabnet Maker

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karow ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karow Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Karow

Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Karow Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karow ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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