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Allender Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: possibly from the Middle English alendere ‘arriver newcomer’ (alenden ‘to arrive’). Compare Allinder .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Callender, Ellender, Callander, Calender, Wallander, Linder, Bolender

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Where is the Allender family from?

You can see how Allender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allender family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allender families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Allender families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Allender's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Allender families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Allender surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Allender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Allender. 22% of Allender men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Allender women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allender were Salesman and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Allender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Allender census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Allender. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Allender. For the veterans among your Allender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allender lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Allender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Allender in 1940 was 20, and 78 in 2004.

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