Athens Family History

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Athens Name Meaning

Americanized form of Greek Atheneos ‘Athenian’ or Athenakis, habitational name for someone from the city of Athens. These terms were also used as nicknames for people who had spent time in Athens and liked to show off their worldliness. Americanized form of surnamed based on the Greek personal name Athanasios (see Athanas).

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

Similar surnames: Athans, Athan, Anthes, Athas, Athanas, Achen, Theys, Gathers, Levens

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Athens Family Origin

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Athens Family Occupations

What did your Athens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Builder Labr Carter and Chemist Assistant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Athens. A less common occupation for the Athens family was Millwright. The most common Athens occupation in the UK was Builder Labr Carter. 33% of Athens's were Builder Labr Carters.

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  • Builder Labr Carter

  • Chemist Assistant

  • Millwright


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

Athens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Athens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Athens 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 Athens. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Athens. For the veterans among your Athens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Athens Life Expectancy

What is the average Athens lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Athens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Athens in 1953 was 57, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Athens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Athens 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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