Kark Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Kark Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of German Karg or Karch, a nickname from Middle High German karc in any of its various senses: ‘clever’, ‘crafty’, ‘sly’; ‘strong’, ‘violent’; ‘mean’, or ‘barren’. Low German variant of Kirch.

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

Similar surnames: Karg, Kauk, Mark, Karp, Kalk, Karl, Kurk, Kapp, Bark, Garb

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kark Family Origin

Where is the Kark family from?

Kark Family Occupations

What did your Kark ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Hairdresser and Laundress were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kark. The most common Kark occupation in the UK was Hairdresser. 50% of Kark's were Hairdressers.

View Census data for Kark | Data not to scale

  • Hairdresser

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kark ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kark Historical Records

What Kark family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Kark

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kark. 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.

View all Kark immigration records

Draft Card

There are 382 military records available for the last name Kark. For the veterans among your Kark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kark military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kark family history.

Kark Life Expectancy

What is the average Kark lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kark in 1963 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kark

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kark 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.

Look up another name