Karman Family History

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Karman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a carter, Middle Dutch kerreman. Hungarian (Kármán): from kármány, ethnic name for the Turkish people of southern Anatolia’s Karaman region, which was famous for its silk and leather products. The Hungarian name is probably derived via medieval Latin Caramanus, Carmanus, not directly from Turkish. Jewish (from Hungary): adoption of 2. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Russian karman ‘bag’, ‘pocket’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles. Altered spelling of German Karmann.

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

Similar surnames: Warman, Karmann, Carman, Kurman, Kalman, Korman, Harman, Karas

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Karman Family Origin

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Karman Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Karman occupation in the UK was Brazier. 50% of Karman's were Braziers. Brazier and Cabinet Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Karman.

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  • Brazier

  • Cabinet Maker


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Karman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Karman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karman 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 Karman. 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 790 military records available for the last name Karman. For the veterans among your Karman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karman Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Karman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Karman in 1956 was 53, and 86 in 2003.

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