Karnik Family History
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): Brahmin Kayastha and Prabhu name ultimately from Sanskrit karaṇa ‘writer scribe’. This name is found among the Havyaka Brahmins in Karnataka and the Kayastha Prabhus of Maharashtra.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022