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Ahlers Family History

Ahlers Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Ahler (see Ahler).

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


Similar surnames: Ahler, Ahlert, Ehlers, Ahles, Albers, Alles, Ahrens, Alers, Uhler

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Where is the Ahlers family from?

You can see how Ahlers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahlers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ahlers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Ahlers family living in Rhode Island. This was 100% of all the recorded Ahlers's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Ahlers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahlers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahlers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahlers. 20% of Ahlers men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Ahlers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahlers were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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What Ahlers family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ahlers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahlers 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahlers. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ahlers. For the veterans among your Ahlers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahlers lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ahlers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ahlers in 1948 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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