History of your Surname
Get access to Ahn family records.Start a free trial

Ahn Family History

Ahn Name Meaning

Korean: variant of An. North German: topographic name from Germanic an ‘stream’ or ‘fen’. In Germany the family names von Ahn and von Ahnen are well established in the Hamburg area. German: alternatively, perhaps, a status name or nickname from Ahn ‘grandfather’, ‘forefather’ (Middle High German ane, an).

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


Similar surnames: Bahn, Ahl, Hahn, Arn, Ahr, Kahn, Zahn, Fahn, Rahn, Hain

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Ahn family from?

You can see how Ahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahn family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Ahn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Ahn families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ahn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ahn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahn. 26% of Ahn men worked as a Laborer.

View Census data for Ahn | Data not to scale

*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
    26%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Ahn family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Ahn

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahn. 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.

View all Ahn immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 447 military records available for the last name Ahn. For the veterans among your Ahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ahn military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ahn family history.

Discover More

What is the average Ahn lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Ahn in 1959 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ahn

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Ahn family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial