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Kahre Name Meaning

German: topographic name either from the South German dialect word kar ‘bowl-shaped valley’ (from Middle High German kar ‘bowl basket vessel’) or from dialectally kār from Middle High German Middle Low German ker(e) ‘(sharp) turn or bend in the road’.

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

Similar surnames: Kase, Karre, Kehrer, Fahr, Karrer, Mahr, Kahr, Kar, Barre, Karren

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Where is the Kahre family from?

You can see how Kahre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kahre family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kahre families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Kahre family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Kahre's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kahre families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kahre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kahre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kahre. 32% of Kahre men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kahre women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kahre were Machinist and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Laborer
  • Housewife
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What Kahre family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kahre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahre 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Kahre. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 320 military records available for the last name Kahre. For the veterans among your Kahre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kahre lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kahre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kahre in 1960 was 53, and 51 in 2004.

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