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Karen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Karen family


The surname Karen was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Karen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karen research.
Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1839, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Karen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Karen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kern, Kerne, Kerrn, Kerns, Kernes, Kernns, Keerns, Kerrns, Keern, Kernn, Kernen, Gern, Cern, Kurn and many more.

Early Notables of the Karen family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Karen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Karen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Kern, who took an oath of allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1731.

Contemporary Notables of the name Karen (post 1700)


  • James Karen (1923-2018), born Jacob Karnofsky, an American character actor of Broadway, film and television
  • Mr. Thomas Josef Derrick Paul Karen O.B.E., (b. 1926), born in Vienna, Austria, British designer of Czech descent, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Design [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Katherine Karen Dunn (1945-2016), American best-selling novelist, best known for her novel Geek Love (1989)
  • Marcia Karen Wallace (1942-2013), American actress, game show panelist, voice artist, and comedienne, best known for her role on The Bob Newhart Show and her Emmy Award winning voice role on The Simpsons
  • Empressita Karen Schuck (b. 1993), Filipina actress and commercial model
  • Mrs. Karen Joy Goldsworthy B.E.M.,, British Governor for Sparhawk Infant School and Nursery, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Education
  • Ms. Karen Anne Cobb B.E.M.,, British Regional Operational Leader for HM Revenue and Customs, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Taxpayers
  • Mrs. Karen Kaufman M.B.E.,, (Karen MacKay), British Head of External Affairs for Busy Bees Childcare, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Children and Families [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Mrs. Karen Elizabeth Humphreys M.B.E.,, British Head of Junior RNCM, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Music Education [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • Ms. Karen Brown M.B.E., (b. 1963), born in Redhill, English former field hockey defender, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Hockey [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists

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  1. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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