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Aaron Family History

Aaron Name Meaning

Mainly Jewish: from the Biblical Hebrew personal name Aharon, which was borne by the first high priest of the Israelites, the brother of Moses (Exodus 4:14). Like Moses, it is probably of Egyptian origin, with a meaning no longer recoverable. In some countries Aaron was also a gentile personal name; not all occurrences of the surname are Jewish.

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

Similar surnames: Baron, Caron, Varon, Agron, Garon, Maron, Daron, Faron, Jason, Efron

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Where is the Aaron family from?

You can see how Aaron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aaron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aaron families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 129 Aaron families living in Yorkshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Aaron's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Aaron families in 1891.
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What did your Aaron ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Credit Clothier and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Aaron. 16% of Aaron men worked as a Credit Clothier and 78% of Aaron women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aaron were Wholesale Fruit vegetable Merchant and Retired. .

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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 1939

  • Credit Clothier
  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Wholesale Fruit vegetable Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid House Duties
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Aaron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aaron 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Aaron. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Aaron. For the veterans among your Aaron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aaron lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Aaron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Aaron in 1950 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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