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Achenbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from places in Hesse and Westphalia named Achenbach, from the obsolete word Ach or Ache (from Middle High German ahe ‘water’, ‘stream’) + Bach ‘brook’.

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

Similar surnames: Eisenbach, Kallenbach, Reichenbach, Kaltenbach, Langenbach, Allenbach

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Where is the Achenbach family from?

You can see how Achenbach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Achenbach family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Achenbach families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Achenbach families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Achenbach's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Achenbach families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Achenbach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Achenbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Achenbach. 27% of Achenbach men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Achenbach women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Achenbach were Truck Driver and Owner. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Owner
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Achenbach lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Achenbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Achenbach in 1952 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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