Karen Family History

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Karen Name Meaning

Czech: from Kara or Kára, derivatives of the personal name Karel (see Charles).

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


Similar surnames: Kares, Karel, Kara, Kaden, Kren, Haren, Kamen, Karan, Baten, Kalen

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Karen Family Origin

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Karen Family Occupations

What did your Karen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Manager were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karen. 29% of Karen men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Karen women worked as a Manager. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karen were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Manager
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Karen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Karen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karen 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 975 immigration records available for the last name Karen. 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 Karen. For the veterans among your Karen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karen Life Expectancy

What is the average Karen lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Karen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Karen in 1967 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

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