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Karan Family History

Karan Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal, Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, from the name of a subgroup in the Kayasth community, derived from Sanskrit kara?na ‘writer’, ‘scribe’. Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Koran.

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


Similar surnames: Karman, Kazan, Baran, Taran, Karas, Saran, Kara, Barman, Kahan, Koran

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Where is the Karan family from?

You can see how Karan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Karan families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 54% of all the recorded Karan's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Karan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Journalier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Karan. 67% of Karan men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Labourer
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
    100%
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What Karan family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karan 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 Karan. 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 777 military records available for the last name Karan. For the veterans among your Karan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Karan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Karan in 1945 was 20, and 85 in 2004.

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