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Kark Surname Meaning

German: possibly a variant of Karg . North German: Low German variant of Kirch . English: nickname from Middle English carke ‘load dry measure weight of three or four hundredweights’ (Anglo-Norman French kark(e) a northern French form of carche charche) perhaps used for a carrier.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Kark family from?

You can see how Kark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kark families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 14 Kark families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kark's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kark families in 1891.
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What did your Kark ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kark. 78% of Kark women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Domestic Servant
    23%
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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