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Karre Family History

Karre Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Karremann an occupational name for a carter (see Karmann ). Middle Low German kar(re) is an early loanword from Latin carrus ‘cart wagon’.

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


Similar surnames: Karren, Karrer, Barre, Kahre, Karner, Karle, Garbe, Kara, Karpe

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Where is the Karre family from?

You can see how Karre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Karre families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Karre families living in Iowa. This was about 45% of all the recorded Karre's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Karre families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karre. 48% of Karre men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Karre women worked as a Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Engineer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karre census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 276 immigration records available for the last name Karre. 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 Cards

There are 257 military records available for the last name Karre. For the veterans among your Karre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karre lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Karre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Karre in 1954 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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