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Aro Surname Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from farms so named or ornamental name from aro ‘hard relatively infertile ground’ or ‘wet meadow swamp’. As a hereditary surname it was established in the late 19th century chiefly in southwestern Finland and in Ostrobothnia. As an ornamental name it was adopted during the name-changing campaigns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries especially in southern and western Finland (compare Laine ). In the US this is also a shortened form of surnames such as Kiviaro of which the first element is kivi ‘stone rock’. The surname Aro is also found in Estonia. Galician: habitational name from either of two places called Aro in Galicia Spain. This surname is very rare in Spain. West African (Nigeria): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Aho, Aros, Arco, Elo, Arn, Baro, Haro, Faro, Arno, Maro

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You can see how Aro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aro family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Aro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Aro families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded Aro's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Aro families in 1911.
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What did your Aro ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Aro. 100% of Aro 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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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Aro. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Aro. For the veterans among your Aro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aro lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Aro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Aro in 1959 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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