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Ahrens Family History

Ahrens Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Arend (see Arndt).Jewish (Ashkenazic): assimilation of the Jewish patronymic Aarons to the German name, which has a similar pronunciation.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Ahrens Families

  • Number of Ahrens families
     150 - 297
     51 - 149
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ahrens families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ahrens families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ahrens Family Origin

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Ahrens Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ahrens

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Ahrens Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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