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Karol Family History

Karol Surname Meaning

Polish; Rusyn (mainly from Slovakia) and Slovak (also Karoľ): from the personal name Karol Polish and Slovak equivalent of Charles . Compare Carol Jewish: possibly a shortened form of some original Ashkenazic surname as for example Karolinski a habitational name for someone from the town of Karolin in Poland and Belarus.

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

Similar surnames: Karoly, Krol, Karl, Parola, Varon, Karp, Karel, Karow, Kastl, Kari

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Where is the Karol family from?

You can see how Karol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karol family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Karol families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Karol families living in Manitoba. This was about 82% of all the recorded Karol's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Karol families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karol. 20% of Karol men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Karol women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karol were New Worker and Farmer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karol 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 Karol. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Karol. For the veterans among your Karol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karol lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Karol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Karol in 1947 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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