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Ahlf Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Adolf.

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


Similar surnames: Alf, Rahlf, Ahl, Alff, Nolf, Rohlf, Alm, Ehle, Rolf, Vahl

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Where is the Ahlf family from?

You can see how Ahlf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahlf family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ahlf families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Ahlf families living in California. This was about 28% of all the recorded Ahlf's in the USA. California had the highest population of Ahlf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahlf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahlf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahlf. 30% of Ahlf men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ahlf women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahlf were Mechanic and Housekeeper.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ahlf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahlf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahlf. 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 654 military records available for the last name Ahlf. For the veterans among your Ahlf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahlf lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ahlf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ahlf in 1955 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

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