Karrer Family History

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Karrer Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from Middle High German karre ‘barrow’ + -er agent suffix.

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

Similar surnames: Karren, Harrer, Karner, Karber, Karre, Karter, Maurer, Farber, Kasner

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Karrer Family Origin

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Karrer Family Occupations

What did your Karrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Karrer occupation in the USA was Tanner. 13% of Karrer's were Tanners. A less common occupation for the Karrer family was Farm Hand. Tanner, Cooper and Dealer In Implements were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karrer.

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  • Tanner

  • Cooper

  • Dealer In Implements

  • Farm Hand


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

Karrer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karrer 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 Karrer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Karrer. For the veterans among your Karrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karrer Life Expectancy

What is the average Karrer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Karrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Karrer in 1956 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karrer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karrer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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