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Karpel Name Meaning

German and Polish: from a personal name, a diminutive of Karp 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name karpl, a pet form of Karp 1. Altered form of Polish Karpiel ‘rutabago’, a metonymic nickname for a peasant farmer.

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


Similar surnames: Karpen, Karmel, Kappel, Apel, Harmel, Karol, Harpel, Karel, Hartel

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Karpel Family Origin

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Karpel Family Occupations

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Karpel Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Karpel. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Karpel. For the veterans among your Karpel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karpel Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Karpel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Karpel in 1953 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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