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Karren Family History

Karren Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German karre ‘cart barrow’ (from Latin carrus) hence a metonymic occupational name for a carter or cart maker.

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


Similar surnames: Karre, Karrer, Karpen, Farren, Karner, Warren, Karter, Karber, Kren

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Where is the Karren family from?

You can see how Karren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Karren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Karren families living in Utah. This was about 67% of all the recorded Karren's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Karren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karren. 52% of Karren men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Karren women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karren were Carpenter and Bookeeper. .

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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
    52%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Owner
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Bookeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karren 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 315 immigration records available for the last name Karren. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Karren. For the veterans among your Karren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karren lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Karren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Karren in 1954 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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