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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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Painter

    33%
  • Works In Tannery

    33%

In 1880, 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. Farmer and Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Karpen.

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Karpen Life Expectancy

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