Arends Family History

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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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Arends Family Origin

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Arends Family Occupations

What did your Arends ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Arends occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Arends's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and 2nd Hand Clothing were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arends. A less common occupation for the Arends family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • 2nd Hand Clothing

  • Laborer


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Arends Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Arends Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arends 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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