Ahr Name Meaning

habitational name from a northern place name derived from old Germanic ar ‘water’, ‘stream’. from a short form of a Middle High German personal name formed with Old High German aro ‘eagle’. Compare Arndt.

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


Similar surnames: Ahl, Uhr, Jahr, Kahr, Ahn, Gahr, Bahr, Lahr, Ohr, Ohl

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Ahr Family Origin

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Ahr Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ahr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Ahr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ahr family was Iron Railings. Farmer, Butcher and Freighting were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ahr.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Freighting

    6%
  • Iron Railings

    6%

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Ahr Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ahr. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ahr. For the veterans among your Ahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ahr Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahr in 1962 was 81, and 86 in 2004.

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