Karg Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German karc ‘cunning’ ‘sly’, ‘tricky’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a mean person, from Yiddish karg(er) ‘stingy’, ‘niggardly’ (from Middle High German karc ‘cunning’).

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


Similar surnames: Karp, Kark, Garb, Kalb, Kapp, Barg, Wang, Karl, Karo, Kahre

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Karg Family Origin

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Karg Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Butcher

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Karg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Karg's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karg. A less common occupation for the Karg family was Keeping House.

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Karg Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Karg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Karg in 1951 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karg

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