Ahrens Family History

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Ahrens Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Arend (see Arndt). Jewish (Ashkenazic): assimilation of the Jewish patronymic Aarons to the German name, which has a similar pronunciation.

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

Similar surnames: Arend, Arens, Ahlers, Arons, Arends, Levens, Ahles, Behrens, Mehrens

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Ahrens Family Origin

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Ahrens Family Occupations

What did your Ahrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahrens. 21% of Ahrens men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Ahrens women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahrens were Truck Driver and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ahrens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ahrens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahrens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahrens. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Ahrens. For the veterans among your Ahrens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ahrens Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ahrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ahrens in 1943 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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