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Karr Family History

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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Where is the Karr family from?

You can see how Karr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 36 Karr families living in Lancashire. This was about 54% of all the recorded Karr's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Karr families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Karr. 50% of Karr men worked as a General Labourer.

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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 Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Tool Turner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Karr. 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 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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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.

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