Karr Family History

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Karr Name Meaning

German: shortened form of Karren or Karrer.

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

Similar surnames: Kurr, Kahr, Karn, Harr, Garr, Karp, Darr, Kari, Aro, Kane

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Karr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Karr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Karr. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Karr Family Origin

Where is the Karr family from?

Karr Family Occupations

What did your Karr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Karr family was Boiler Maker. The most common Karr occupation in the UK was Carter. 11% of Karr's were Carters. Carter, House Keeper and Barrister At Law In Practice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karr.

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  • Carter

  • House Keeper

  • Barrister At Law In Practice

  • Boiler Maker


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

Karr Historical Records

What Karr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Karr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karr 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Karr. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Karr. For the veterans among your Karr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karr Life Expectancy

What is the average Karr lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Karr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Karr in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karr 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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