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Airken Family History

Airken 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: Aitken, Aiken, Mirkin, Arden, Picken, Morken, Marken, Zirkel, Arlen

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Where is the Airken family from?

You can see how Airken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Airken family name was found in Scotland between 1871 and 1901. The most Airken families were found in and Scotland in 1871. In 1871 there were 6 Airken families living in Lanarkshire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Airken's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Airken families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Airken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Airken ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Airken. 100% of Airken women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 47 census records available for the last name Airken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Airken 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 18 immigration records available for the last name Airken. 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 2 military records available for the last name Airken. For the veterans among your Airken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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