Kumar Family History

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Kumar Name Meaning

Indian: Hindu name found in several communities, from Sanskrit kumara ‘child’, ‘son’, ‘prince’. It is also an epithet of the god Kartikeya, the son of Shiva. It commonly occurs as the final element of compound given names, and sometimes as a personal name in its own right. Slovenian: either a variant spelling of Kumer or a variant of Humar, a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill, from holm (dialectally hum ‘hill’, ‘height’).

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


Similar surnames: Kumer, Lugar, Pomar, Kummer, Kuzma, Duman, Kuhar, Kar, Kuser, Kozar

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Kumar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kumar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kumar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia

    56%

  • Western & Central India

    21%

  • England & Wales

    8%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    4%

  • Germanic Europe

    2%

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Kumar Family Origin

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Kumar Family Occupations

What did your Kumar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kumar occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 100% of Kumar's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    100%

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Kumar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kumar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kumar 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 Kumar. 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 317 military records available for the last name Kumar. For the veterans among your Kumar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kumar Life Expectancy

What is the average Kumar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kumar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Kumar in 1962 was 43, and 53 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kumar 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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