Austen Family History

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Austen Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Austin, associated chiefly with southeastern England, especially Kent. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin.

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

Similar surnames: Austin, Rusten, Auston, Gustin, Auster, Amsden, Rutten, Astin, Kosten

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Austen Family Origin

Where is the Austen family from?

Austen Family Occupations

What did your Austen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Austen. 2% of Austen men worked as a Gardener and 52% of Austen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Austen were Incapacitated and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Austen Historical Records

What Austen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Austen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Austen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Austen. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Austen. For the veterans among your Austen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Austen Life Expectancy

What is the average Austen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Austen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Austen in 1964 was 81, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Austen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Austen 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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