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Kumar Name Meaning

Indian: from Sanskrit kumāra ‘child son prince’ an epithet of the god Kārtikeya son of Shiva. It commonly occurs as the final element of compound personal names and is sometimes used as a personal name in its own right. Slovenian: variant of Kumer . Slovenian: perhaps also an altered form of Humar a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill hum in dialects or a habitational name for someone from a place called Hum.

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


Similar surnames: Kumer, Lugar, Pomar, Kummer, Kuzma, Duman, Kuhar, Kar, Kuser, Kozar

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Where is the Kumar family from?

You can see how Kumar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kumar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kumar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Kumar families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kumar's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Kumar families in 1911.
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What did your Kumar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Kumar. 67% of Kumar men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    67%
  • Salesman
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kumar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kumar 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 Kumar. 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 317 military records available for the last name Kumar. For the veterans among your Kumar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kumar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kumar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Kumar in 1962 was 43, and 53 in 2004.

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