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Arens Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Arends.

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

Similar surnames: Arenz, Arends, Arent, Arend, Ahrens, Arns, Dreis, Frens, Sens, Akens

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Where is the Arens family from?

You can see how Arens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Arens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 63 Arens families living in Michigan. This was about 19% of all the recorded Arens's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Arens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arens. 28% of Arens men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Arens women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arens were Farming 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arens. 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 Arens. For the veterans among your Arens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arens lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Arens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Arens in 1943 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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