Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch: occupational name for a carter, Middle Dutch
- Hungarian (Kármán): from
kármány, ethnic name for the Turkish people of southern
Anatolia’s Karaman region, which was famous for its silk and leather
products. The Hungarian name is probably derived via medieval Latin
Caramanus, Carmanus, not directly from Turkish.
- Jewish (from Hungary): adoption of 2.
- Jewish (eastern
Ashkenazic): from Russian karman ‘bag’, ‘pocket’, presumably
applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles.
- Altered spelling of German Karmann.
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