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Arn Name Meaning

Swedish: from a short form of any of the many Norse names of which arn ‘eagle’ is the first element, for example Arnbjorn, Arnfinn, and Arnsten. Swiss German: habitational name from Arn near Zürich, or from a house name, Middle High German arn ‘eagle’. Variant spelling of English Arne.

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


Similar surnames: Arne, Warn, Ahn, Aro, Arno, Art, Arp, Hain, Ard, Corn

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Where is the Arn family from?

You can see how Arn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Arn families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Arn's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Arn families in 1840.
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What did your Arn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arn. 20% of Arn men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Arn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arn were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Arn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arn 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 833 immigration records available for the last name Arn. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Arn. For the veterans among your Arn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Arn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Arn in 1962 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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