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

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  • Farmer

    78%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%

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

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karas

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