Karabin Family History
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Karabin Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Russian karabin ‘carbine’ (see Carbine). Perhaps also a reduced form of Greek Karabinos or Karabineris, or a derivative of these such as the patronymic Karabinidis, from Greek karabina ‘carbine’, ‘musket used by cavalry’, Italian carabina. This was also used as an unflattering nickname for a lazy or opportunistic person and for a tight player at cards.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Karasik, Sarazin, Arabia, Karlin, Taran, Markin, Karan, Rabin, Carbin