Karl Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and eastern and southern Slavic: from the personal name Karl, from a common Germanic word, Old High German karl ‘man’, ‘husband’, ‘freeman’. See also Carl and Charles. The popularity of this name and its cognates in central and northern Europe was greatly enhanced by its status as a royal and imperial name; in particular it was bestowed in honor of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne (in Latin, Carolus Magnus).

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


Similar surnames: Carl, Karp, Kerl, Kall, Kari, Kara, Karol, Kaul, Karel, Kark

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Karl Family Origin

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Karl Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Granite Cutter

    13%
  • Mason

    13%

In 1881, the most common Karl occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Karl's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Granite Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karl. A less common occupation for the Karl family was Mason.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Karl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Karl in 1947 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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