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Karpe Family History

Karpe Name Meaning

German and Jewish: variant of Karp . Indian (Maharashtra): Maratha topographic name from Marathi kərpa ‘burned scorched’.

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


Similar surnames: Kade, Kari, Karp, Karre, Karpel, Karpf, Kara, Karner, Kampe, Karper

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Where is the Karpe family from?

You can see how Karpe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karpe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Karpe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Karpe families living in Wisconsin. This was about 30% of all the recorded Karpe's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Karpe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karpe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karpe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karpe. 24% of Karpe men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Karpe women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karpe were Helper and Clerk. .

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Helper
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    39%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karpe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karpe 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Karpe. 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 526 military records available for the last name Karpe. For the veterans among your Karpe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karpe lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Karpe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Karpe in 1964 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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