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Arends Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Arend.

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

Similar surnames: Arens, Arend, Ahrens, Arent, Brands, Berends, Ahrendt, Arendt, Abels

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Where is the Arends family from?

You can see how Arends families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arends family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arends families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Arends families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Arends's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Arends families in 1840.
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What did your Arends ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arends. 38% of Arends men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Arends women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arends were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Arends. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arends 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arends. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Arends. For the veterans among your Arends ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arends lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Arends life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Arends in 1950 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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