Aitken Family History

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Aitken Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Aitken, a pet form of Adam. See also Aiken.

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


Similar surnames: Aitkens, Atkin, Picken, Aiken, Itkin, Dicken, Oetken, Kitten, Tieken

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Aitken Family Origin

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Aitken Family Occupations

What did your Aitken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Aitken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Aitken's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Aitken. A less common occupation for the Aitken family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Butcher

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Aitken ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Aitken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Aitken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aitken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Aitken

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Aitken. 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 Aitken. For the veterans among your Aitken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aitken Life Expectancy

What is the average Aitken lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Aitken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Aitken in 1945 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aitken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aitken ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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