Arendt Family History

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Arendt Name Meaning

German: variant of Arndt. Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name as a surname, in part probably on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron. Compare Ahrens.

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


Similar surnames: Arend, Arndt, Abend, Ahrendt, Arent, Renda, Ament, Brent, Bendt

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Arendt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arendt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arendt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    11%

  • France

    3%

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Arendt Family Origin

Where is the Arendt family from?

Arendt Family Occupations

What did your Arendt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arendt. The most common Arendt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Arendt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Arendt family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    21%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Tailor

    6%

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

Arendt Historical Records

What Arendt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Arendt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arendt 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arendt. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Arendt. For the veterans among your Arendt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arendt Life Expectancy

What is the average Arendt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Arendt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Arendt in 1941 was 33, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arendt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arendt 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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