Meaning and Origin of: Karmann

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : occupational name for a carter, Middle Low German karman.
  • South German : from Middle High German kar ‘container’, ‘bowl’, ‘grain measure’ + -man ‘man’, hence an occupational name for a maker of such utensils.
  • German (Tyrolean) : topographic name for someone who lived in a kar, a bowl-shaped valley bottom.