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Karp Name Meaning

German, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Middle High German karp(f)e, Middle Low German karpe, or Slavic (Russian and Polish) and Yiddish karp ‘carp’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or seller of these fish, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish. As a Jewish surname it is often of ornamental origin. Polish, Russian, and German: from a reduced vernacular form of the Greek saint’s name Polykarpos (meaning ‘rich in fruit’), or Karponios (from Greek karpos ‘fruit’, a word with mystical connotations among early Christians). This was the name of an early Christian leader said to have known the Apostle John. In the Orthodox Church he is believed to have been a bishop and is revered as a saint.

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


Similar surnames: Karpf, Carp, Kamp, Kapp, Harp, Kara, Kalp, Karg, Karl, Kark

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Karp Family Origin

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Karp Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Karp.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

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Karp Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Karp. For the veterans among your Karp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karp Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Karp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Karp in 1942 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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