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Karpen Name Meaning

German: from central or northern German dialect Karpe(n) ‘carp’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or a seller of these fish, or a nickname for a person with fishlike features. The standard modern German form of the word is Karpfen.

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


Similar surnames: Karren, Karpel, Kampen, Kappen, Kren, Karner, Karten, Farren, Kapper

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Karpen Family Origin

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Karpen Family Occupations

What did your Karpen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Karpen. The most common Karpen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Karpen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Karpen family was Works In Tannery.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Painter

    33%
  • Works In Tannery

    33%

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Karpen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Karpen Life Expectancy

What is the average Karpen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Karpen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Karpen in 1953 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karpen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karpen 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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