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Karel Family History

Karel Name Meaning

Dutch and Czech: from the personal name Karel (see Karl Charles ). This form of the surname is also found in Slovakia.

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

Similar surnames: Kares, Karl, Karen, Kamel, Kadel, Kabel, Karol, Karpel, Kara, Axel

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Where is the Karel family from?

You can see how Karel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Karel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Karel family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Karel's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Karel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karel. 27% of Karel men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Karel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karel were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karel 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 Karel. 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 492 military records available for the last name Karel. For the veterans among your Karel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Karel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Karel in 1953 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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