Athearn Family History

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Athearn Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Various proposals about the origin of the name have been put forward, the most plausible being that it is a topographic name from early Middle English atte hærn ‘at the stones’ (see Hern 5).

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

Similar surnames: Hearn, Stern, Sheard, Nathan, Kathman, Atherton, Shean, Rather

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Athearn Family Origin

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Athearn Family Occupations

What did your Athearn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Athearn family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Athearn. The most common Athearn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Athearn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Athearn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Athearn Life Expectancy

What is the average Athearn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Athearn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Athearn in 1962 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Athearn 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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