Ahrens Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Ahrens Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Arend (see Arndt). Jewish (Ashkenazic): assimilation of the Jewish patronymic Aarons to the German name, which has a similar pronunciation.

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

Similar surnames: Arend, Arens, Ahlers, Arons, Arends, Levens, Ahles, Behrens, Mehrens

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Ahrens Family Origin

Where is the Ahrens family from?

Ahrens Family Occupations

What did your Ahrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ahrens family was Cigar Maker. The most common Ahrens occupation in the UK was Boiler Maker. 9% of Ahrens's were Boiler Makers. Boiler Maker, Brush Maker and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ahrens.

View Census data for Ahrens | Data not to scale

  • Boiler Maker

  • Brush Maker

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Cigar Maker


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

Ahrens Historical Records

What Ahrens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ahrens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahrens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Ahrens

Passenger List

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahrens. 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.

View all Ahrens immigration records

Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Ahrens. For the veterans among your Ahrens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ahrens military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ahrens family history.

Ahrens Life Expectancy

What is the average Ahrens lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ahrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ahrens in 1943 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ahrens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ahrens 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.

Look up another name