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Aro Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic and ornamental name from aro ‘hard, relatively infertile ground’ or ‘wet meadow’, ‘swamp’, found both as a place name and as a surname throughout Finland. In many cases the surname was adopted during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in southern Finland. In the U.S. this is also a shortened form of names such as Kiviaro, of which the first element is kivi ‘stone’, ‘rock’. Spanish: habitational name, in some cases from Aro in Galicia, in others probably from Haro in Rioja.

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


Similar surnames: Aho, Aros, Arco, Elo, Arn, Baro, Haro, Faro, Arno, Maro

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Where is the Aro family from?

You can see how Aro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aro family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Aro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Aro families living in Maryland. This was about 46% of all the recorded Aro's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Aro families in 1880.
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What did your Aro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aro. 22% of Aro men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Aro women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aro were Salesman and Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Packer
    50%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Aro. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Aro. For the veterans among your Aro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aro lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Aro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Aro in 1959 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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