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Ahles Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of any of the many medieval personal names composed with Old High German adal ‘noble’.

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


Similar surnames: Alles, Ahler, Ales, Eales, Ahlers, Ayles, Toles, Ahl, Uhls, Uhles

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Where is the Ahles family from?

You can see how Ahles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahles family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ahles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 39 Ahles families living in Minnesota. This was about 28% of all the recorded Ahles's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Ahles families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahles. 33% of Ahles men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Ahles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahles were Salesman and Teacherprivate.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housework
    18%
  • Sales Girl
    18%
  • Teacherprivate
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ahles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahles 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 400 immigration records available for the last name Ahles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ahles. For the veterans among your Ahles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahles lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ahles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ahles in 1963 was 63, and 66 in 2004.

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