Aho Name Meaning

Finnish: from aho ‘glade’, ‘forest clearing’. Areas of woodland adjacent to farmhouses were cleared by slash-and-burn techniques to produce glades which eventually became pastureland. The name is recorded in the Karelian Isthmus in eastern Finland from the 16th century. In northern Finland it was a popular ornamental name, adopted especially among people converting from Swedish surnames to Finnish in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is now a so-called ‘protected’ name in Finland, meaning that it may not be adopted except through birthright or marriage. In the U.S. it may also be an abbreviation of Ahonen.

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

Similar surnames: Aro, Ahl, Cho, Elo, Amos, Ahr, Ao, Alo, Hahn, Cahow

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Aho Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aho. 18% of Aho men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Aho women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aho were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Aho life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aho in 1951 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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