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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

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

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Where is the Karnik family from?

You can see how Karnik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karnik family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Karnik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Karnik family living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Karnik's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Karnik families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karnik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karnik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karnik. 38% of Karnik men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Karnik women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karnik were Labor and Clerk. .

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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
  • Butcher
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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