Karnik Family History

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Karnik Name Meaning

Czech (Kárník): occupational name for a user or maker of hand carts (see Kara). Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a convicted offender, from kárat ‘to punish or scold’. Indian (Karnataka, Maharashtra): Hindu (Brahman, Kayasth Prabhu) name, ultimately from Sanskrit kara?na ‘writer’, ‘scribe’. This name is found among the Havyaka Brahmans in Karnataka and the Kayastha Prabhus of Maharashtra.

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


Similar surnames: Karlik, Kari, Banik, Karasik, Gornik, Hornik, Kornick, Kuznik, Karner

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Karnik Family Origin

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Karnik Family Occupations

What did your Karnik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karnik. 18% of Karnik men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Karnik women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karnik were Labor and Bench Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Butcher
    6%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Attendant
    6%
  • Bench Worker
    6%

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

Karnik Historical Records

What Karnik family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Karnik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karnik 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 300 immigration records available for the last name Karnik. 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 201 military records available for the last name Karnik. For the veterans among your Karnik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karnik Life Expectancy

What is the average Karnik lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Karnik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Karnik in 1958 was 45, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karnik

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karnik ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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