Karpf Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German karpfe, German Karpfen, a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or seller of these fish, or a nickname for someone with a fishlike appearance (see Karp 1). As a Jewish name it is mainly of ornamental origin.

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


Similar surnames: Karp, Kampf, Kopf, Knopf, Kalp, Harp, Kapp, Kamp, Karch, Karg

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Karpf Family Origin

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Karpf Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Porter In Clothing House

    25%
  • Team Shoe Maker

    25%

In 1880, Blacksmith, Carpenter and Porter In Clothing House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karpf. The most common Karpf occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Karpf's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Karpf family was Team Shoe Maker.

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Karpf Historical Records

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Karpf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Karpf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Karpf in 1958 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karpf

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