Karan Family History

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Karan Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal, Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, from the name of a subgroup in the Kayasth community, derived from Sanskrit kara?na ‘writer’, ‘scribe’. Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Koran.

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

Similar surnames: Karman, Kazan, Baran, Taran, Karas, Saran, Kara, Barman, Kahan, Koran

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Karan Family Origin

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Karan Family Occupations

What did your Karan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karan. 23% of Karan men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Karan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karan were Farm Laborer and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Housework

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

Karan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karan 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 Karan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 777 military records available for the last name Karan. For the veterans among your Karan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karan Life Expectancy

What is the average Karan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Karan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Karan in 1945 was 20, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karan 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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