Karnes Family History

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Karnes Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kearns. perhaps also an Americanized spelling of Polish Karniesz, a noun derivative of the adjective karny ‘obedient’.

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

Similar surnames: Kernes, Kearnes, Carnes, Karns, Barnes, Garnes, Garness, Karner

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Karnes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Karnes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Karnes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Karnes Family Origin

Where is the Karnes family from?

Karnes Family Occupations

What did your Karnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coach Braiding Trimming Maker, General Laborer and Lab Gen were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karnes. A less common occupation for the Karnes family was Labourer. The most common Karnes occupation in the UK was Coach Braiding Trimming Maker. 25% of Karnes's were Coach Braiding Trimming Makers.

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  • Coach Braiding Trimming Maker

  • General Laborer

  • Lab Gen

  • Labourer


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

Karnes Historical Records

What Karnes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Karnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karnes 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 969 immigration records available for the last name Karnes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Karnes. For the veterans among your Karnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karnes Life Expectancy

What is the average Karnes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Karnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Karnes in 1943 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karnes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karnes 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.

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