Karpf Family History

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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

What did your Karpf ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Porter In Clothing House

    25%
  • Team Shoe Maker

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karpf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karpf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karpf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karpf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Karpf. 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 874 military records available for the last name Karpf. For the veterans among your Karpf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karpf Life Expectancy

What is the average Karpf lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karpf

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