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Aho Surname Meaning

Finnish: from aho ‘glade’, ‘forest clearing’. Areas of woodland adjacent to farmhouses were cleared by slash-and-burn techniques to produce glades which eventually became pastureland. The name is recorded in the Karelian Isthmus in eastern Finland from the 16th century. In northern Finland it was a popular ornamental name, adopted especially among people converting from Swedish surnames to Finnish in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is now a so-called ‘protected’ name in Finland, meaning that it may not be adopted except through birthright or marriage. In the U.S. it may also be an abbreviation of Ahonen.

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

Similar surnames: Aro, Ahl, Cho, Elo, Amos, Ahr, Ao, Alo, Hahn, Cahow

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You can see how Aho families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aho family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Aho families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 41 Aho families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Aho's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Aho families in 1911.
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What did your Aho ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aho. 26% of Aho men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Aho women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aho were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Aho. For the veterans among your Aho ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aho lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Aho life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aho in 1951 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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