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Ahern Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna ‘descendant of Eachthighearna’, a personal name meaning ‘lord of horses’, from each ‘horse’ + tighearna ‘master, lord’. In Ireland, the name is most common in the southwest. Compare Hearn.

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

Similar surnames: Hearn, Shera, Ahr, Thein, Bern, Avery, Hern, Dern, Shean, Cherne

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Where is the Ahern family from?

You can see how Ahern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ahern families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 86 Ahern families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Ahern's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ahern families in 1891.
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What did your Ahern ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ahern. 35% of Ahern men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Ahern women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahern were Dock Labourer and Private Means. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Builders Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Dock Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Ahern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahern 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahern. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Ahern. For the veterans among your Ahern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahern lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ahern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahern in 1943 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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