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Karg Surname Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German karc in any of its various senses: ‘clever crafty sly’; ‘strong violent’; ‘mean’; ‘barren’. This surname is also found in Poland. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a mean person from Yiddish karg(er) ‘stingy niggardly’ (from Middle High German karc ‘cunning’).

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

Similar surnames: Karp, Kark, Garb, Kalb, Kapp, Barg, Wang, Karl, Karo, Kahre

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Where is the Karg family from?

You can see how Karg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Karg families living in Manitoba. This was about 54% of all the recorded Karg's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Karg families in 1911.
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What did your Karg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karg. 21% of Karg men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Karg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karg were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Karg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karg 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 Karg. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Karg. For the veterans among your Karg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karg lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Karg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Karg in 1951 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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