Aken Family History

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Aken Name Meaning

North German and Dutch (van A(a)ken): habitational name from the city of Aachen in Germany, near the border with the Netherlands and Belgium. Variant spelling of Scottish Aikin.

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


Similar surnames: Aden, Aven, Ken, Aker, Aten, Akes, Roen, Akin, Ake, Annen

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Aken Family Origin

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Aken Family Occupations

What did your Aken ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Aken. 9% of Aken men worked as a Builders Labourer and 50% of Aken women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aken were Machine Tool Ber and Shopkeeper (misced)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Electric Cable Jointer
    9%
  • House Painter
    9%
  • Machine Tool Ber
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Bookeeper Shorthand Typist Etc
    13%
  • Canteen Counter Hand Naafi
    13%
  • Shopkeeper (misced)
    13%

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

Aken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Aken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aken 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Aken. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Aken. For the veterans among your Aken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aken Life Expectancy

What is the average Aken lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Aken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Aken in 1962 was 70, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aken 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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