Arens Family History

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Arens Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Arends.

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

Similar surnames: Arenz, Arends, Arent, Arend, Ahrens, Arns, Dreis, Frens, Sens, Akens

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Arens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Arens Family Origin

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Arens Family Occupations

What did your Arens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Arens occupation in the UK was Cotton Dealer. 50% of Arens's were Cotton Dealers. Cotton Dealer and Metaphysician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Arens.

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  • Cotton Dealer

  • Metaphysician


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

Arens Historical Records

What Arens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Arens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arens 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arens. 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 Arens. For the veterans among your Arens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arens Life Expectancy

What is the average Arens lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Arens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Arens in 1943 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arens 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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