Arfsten Family History

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Arfsten Name Meaning

Possibly of Scandinavian origin: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Risen, Carsten, Karsten, Wratten, Christen, Rossen, Haisten, Carstens

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Arfsten Family Origin

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Arfsten Family Occupations

What did your Arfsten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arfsten family was Laborer. Barber and Housekeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Arfsten. The most common Arfsten occupation in the USA was Barber. 33% of Arfsten's were Barbers.

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  • Barber

  • Housekeeper

  • Laborer


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Arfsten Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Arfsten Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Arfsten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Arfsten in 1957 was 70, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arfsten 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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