Last name origins & meanings:
- Greek: nickname for a black-haired or gloomy individual, from
karas ‘black’, ‘dark’ (and by extension ‘moody’), from Turkish
kara ‘black’. It is also found in many compound surnames such
as Karageorgiou ‘black George’ (patronymic).
- Greek: occupational name for a carter, Greek karas (from
karo ‘cart’ + the occupational suffix -as).
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