Ahner Family History

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Ahner Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Germanic an ‘stream’ or ‘fen’ (see Ahn 2) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Bahner, Ahler, Ahn, Wanner, Asker, Ahnert, Jahner, Agner, Karner

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Ahner Family Origin

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Ahner Family Occupations

What did your Ahner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ahner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Ahner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ahner. A less common occupation for the Ahner family was Book Drucker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Book Drucker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ahner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ahner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ahner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 524 immigration records available for the last name Ahner. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ahner. For the veterans among your Ahner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ahner Life Expectancy

What is the average Ahner lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ahner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahner in 1955 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ahner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ahner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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