Aiken Family History

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Aiken Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken.

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

Similar surnames: Aikin, Aikens, Aken, Aitken, Hanken, Linen, Aikey, Wikel, Aitkens

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Aiken Family Origin

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Aiken Family Occupations

What did your Aiken ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Butcher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Aiken. 3% of Aiken men worked as a Master Butcher and 57% of Aiken women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aiken were Railway Clerk and Evacuated From Portsmout

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Butcher
  • Master Plumber
  • Private Means
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Worker
  • Evacuated From Portsmout

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Aiken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Aiken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aiken 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Aiken. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Aiken. For the veterans among your Aiken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aiken Life Expectancy

What is the average Aiken lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Aiken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Aiken in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aiken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aiken 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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