Karg Family History

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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

What did your Karg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karg. 21% of Karg men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Karg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karg were Farm Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Maid
    12%

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

Karg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Karg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karg 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 Karg. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Karg. For the veterans among your Karg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karg Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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