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Ahten Family History

Ahten Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Alten, Aten, Auten, Allen, Alton, Chen, Shen, Alter, Kasten, Garten

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Where is the Ahten family from?

You can see how Ahten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahten family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ahten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Ahten families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ahten's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ahten families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ahten. 60% of Ahten men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Paper Maker
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Census Records

There are 250 census records available for the last name Ahten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahten 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 45 immigration records available for the last name Ahten. 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 43 military records available for the last name Ahten. For the veterans among your Ahten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahten lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ahten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ahten in 1962 was 77, and 88 in 2004.

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