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Karsh Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish karsh ‘cherry’. Americanized spelling of German Karsch, Kirch, or Kirsch.

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


Similar surnames: Kersh, Kash, Karash, Karch, Karsch, Kirsh, Larsh, Kirsch, Barsh

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Where is the Karsh family from?

You can see how Karsh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karsh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Karsh families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Karsh families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 57% of all the recorded Karsh's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Karsh families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karsh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Karsh. 100% of Karsh men worked as a Labourer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karsh 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 736 immigration records available for the last name Karsh. 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 391 military records available for the last name Karsh. For the veterans among your Karsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karsh lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Karsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Karsh in 1958 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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