Ahern Family History

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Ahern Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna ‘descendant of Eachthighearna’, a personal name meaning ‘lord of horses’, from each ‘horse’ + tighearna ‘master, lord’. In Ireland, the name is most common in the southwest. Compare Hearn.

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

Similar surnames: Hearn, Shera, Ahr, Thein, Bern, Avery, Hern, Dern, Shean, Cherne

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Ahern Family Origin

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Ahern Family Occupations

What did your Ahern ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ahern family was Baker. Labourer, Coal Miner and (F) Bailiff were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ahern. The most common Ahern occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Ahern's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • (F) Bailiff

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ahern ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ahern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Ahern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Ahern. For the veterans among your Ahern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ahern Life Expectancy

What is the average Ahern lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ahern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahern in 1943 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ahern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ahern ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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