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Athens Name Meaning

Americanized form of Greek Atheneos ‘Athenian’ or Athenakis, habitational name for someone from the city of Athens. These terms were also used as nicknames for people who had spent time in Athens and liked to show off their worldliness. Americanized form of surnamed based on the Greek personal name Athanasios (see Athanas).

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


Similar surnames: Athans, Athan, Anthes, Athas, Athanas, Achen, Theys, Gathers, Levens

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Athens Family Origin

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Athens Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Farmr

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Keeps House & Farm

    9%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Athens family was Keeps House & Farm. Farmer, Farmr and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Athens. The most common Athens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Athens's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Athens | Data not to scale

Athens Historical Records

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Athens Life Expectancy

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Famous Athens Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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