Kar Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, probably from Sanskrit kara ‘doer’, ‘hand’. Jewish: origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Hebrew kar ‘cold’.

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

Similar surnames: Kara, Dar, Karp, Kaur, Kai, Klar, Karo, Karm, Car, Kan

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Kar Family Origin

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Kar Family Occupations

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In 1939, Coal Merchant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kar. 20% of Kar men worked as a Coal Merchant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Merchant
  • Fitter char
  • Student
  • Timber Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Kar Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Kar Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kar in 1962 was 58, and 56 in 2004.

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