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Athearn Family History

Athearn Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from Eythorne in Kent.

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


Similar surnames: Hearn, Stern, Sheard, Nathan, Kathman, Atherton, Shean, Rather

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Where is the Athearn family from?

You can see how Athearn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Athearn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Athearn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Athearn family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Athearn's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Athearn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Athearn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Athearn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Athearn. 26% of Athearn men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Athearn women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Athearn were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Athearn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Athearn 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 243 immigration records available for the last name Athearn. 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 399 military records available for the last name Athearn. For the veterans among your Athearn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Athearn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Athearn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Athearn in 1962 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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