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Karas Name Meaning

Polish (Karas); Hungarian (Kárász); Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovenian (Prekmurje), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Slavic karas ‘crucian carp’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisher or possibly a nickname for someone with a fishlike appearance. As a Jewish name it is mainly an ornamental name. Greek: from a nickname meaning ‘black’ (see Caras). Hungarian: topographic name for someone living by the Karas river, a tributary of the river Danube, named with Turkish kara ‘black’ + sug ‘water’. German: from a short form of the personal name Zacharias or of the Greek saint’s name Makarios, meaning ‘blessed one’.

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


Similar surnames: Kara, Maras, Caras, Kares, Karras, Karash, Kaas, Kuras, Kardas, Mars

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Karas Family Origin

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Karas Family Occupations

What did your Karas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Karas family was Laborer. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Karas. The most common Karas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Karas's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    78%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%

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Karas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karas 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Karas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Karas. For the veterans among your Karas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karas Life Expectancy

What is the average Karas lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Karas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Karas in 1945 was 64, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karas 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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