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Achterhof Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘behind the manor farm’, from Middle Low German achter ‘behind’ + hof ‘manor farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Westerhoff, Achterberg, Achter, Dickerhoff, Westerhold, Auchter

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Where is the Achterhof family from?

You can see how Achterhof families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Achterhof family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Achterhof families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Achterhof families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Achterhof's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Achterhof families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Achterhof surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Achterhof ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Achterhof. 59% of Achterhof men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    59%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Achterhof family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 413 census records available for the last name Achterhof. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achterhof 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 69 immigration records available for the last name Achterhof. 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 150 military records available for the last name Achterhof. For the veterans among your Achterhof ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Achterhof lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Achterhof life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Achterhof in 1964 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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