Aro Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic and ornamental name from aro ‘hard, relatively infertile ground’ or ‘wet meadow’, ‘swamp’, found both as a place name and as a surname throughout Finland. In many cases the surname was adopted during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in southern Finland. In the U.S. this is also a shortened form of names such as Kiviaro, of which the first element is kivi ‘stone’, ‘rock’. Spanish: habitational name, in some cases from Aro in Galicia, in others probably from Haro in Rioja.

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

Similar surnames: Aho, Aros, Arco, Elo, Arn, Baro, Haro, Faro, Arno, Maro

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Aro Family Origin

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Aro Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Huckster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Aro. A less common occupation for the Aro family was Waiter In Hotel. The most common Aro occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Aro's were Farmers.

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  • Waiter In Hotel


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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Aro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Aro in 1959 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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