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Ahlgren Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements al ‘alder’ + gren ‘branch’.

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


Similar surnames: Dahlgren, Fahlgren, Helgren, Shogren, Wallgren, Almgren, Kallgren

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Where is the Ahlgren family from?

You can see how Ahlgren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahlgren family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ahlgren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Ahlgren families living in Illinois. This was about 43% of all the recorded Ahlgren's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ahlgren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahlgren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahlgren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahlgren. 17% of Ahlgren men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Ahlgren women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahlgren were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    16%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahlgren. 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 Ahlgren. For the veterans among your Ahlgren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahlgren lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ahlgren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ahlgren in 1951 was 23, and 81 in 2004.

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