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Karmann Surname Meaning

North German: occupational name for a carter Middle Low German karman. Compare Karman . South German: from Middle High German kar ‘container bowl grain measure’ + man ‘man’ hence an occupational name for a maker of such utensils. South German (Tyrolean): topographic name for someone who lived in a kar a bowl-shaped valley bottom.

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

Similar surnames: Karman, Barmann, Bermann, Hammann, Ammann, Warman, Dammann, Kormann

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Where is the Karmann family from?

You can see how Karmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karmann family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Karmann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Karmann families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Karmann's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Karmann families in 1880.
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What did your Karmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karmann. 24% of Karmann men worked as a Carpenter and 25% of Karmann women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karmann were Accountant and Machine Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Labeler
  • Teacher
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karmann 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 508 immigration records available for the last name Karmann. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Karmann. For the veterans among your Karmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karmann lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Karmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Karmann in 1953 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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