Aaron Family History

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Aaron Name Meaning

Mainly Jewish: from the Biblical Hebrew personal name Aharon, which was borne by the first high priest of the Israelites, the brother of Moses (Exodus 4:14). Like Moses, it is probably of Egyptian origin, with a meaning no longer recoverable. In some countries Aaron was also a gentile personal name; not all occurrences of the surname are Jewish.

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

Similar surnames: Baron, Caron, Varon, Agron, Garon, Maron, Daron, Faron, Jason, Efron

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Aaron Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Aaron name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Aaron. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Aaron Family Origin

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Aaron Family Occupations

What did your Aaron ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Aaron family was Farm Laborer. The most common Aaron occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Aaron's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Aaron.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Aaron Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Aaron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aaron 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Aaron. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Aaron. For the veterans among your Aaron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aaron Life Expectancy

What is the average Aaron lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Aaron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Aaron in 1950 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aaron 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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