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Arend Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a personal name of Germanic origin, derived from the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. Compare German Arndt.

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

Similar surnames: Arendt, Brand, Amend, Arends, Arens, Arent, Abend, Armand, Arno

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Where is the Arend family from?

You can see how Arend families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arend family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arend families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Arend family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Arend's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Arend families in 1840.
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What did your Arend ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arend. 22% of Arend men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Arend women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arend were Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Arend. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arend census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arend. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Arend. For the veterans among your Arend ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arend lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Arend life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Arend in 1959 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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