Kara Family History

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Kara Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning. Polish: nickname from karac ‘to punish’. Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian: from a pet form of a personal name: Czech Karel, Slovak Karol, Hungarian Károly, vernacular forms of Carolus (see Charles). Czech: metonymic occupational name for a carter, from kára ‘hand cart’. Greek: see Caras.

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

Similar surnames: Karas, Kari, Bara, Kata, Karp, Kaba, Kasa, Gara, Mara, Dara

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Kara Family Origin

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Kara Family Occupations

What did your Kara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Maker, Moulder and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kara. The most common Kara occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Kara's were Cigar Makers. A less common occupation for the Kara family was Wks Cigar Maker.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Moulder

  • Stone Mason

  • Wks Cigar Maker


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

Kara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kara. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kara. For the veterans among your Kara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kara Life Expectancy

What is the average Kara lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kara in 1952 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kara 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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