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Achen Surname Meaning

German: habitational name from the city of Aachen in western Germany, near the Dutch and Belgian border. Dutch: habitational name from Achêne in Namur province, in present-day Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Alten, Chen, Achter, Aven, Acker, Schenk, Bacher, Shen, Chew, Ascher

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Where is the Achen family from?

You can see how Achen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Achen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Achen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Achen families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Achen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Achen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Achen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Achen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Achen. 64% of Achen men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    64%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Labourer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Achen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 311 immigration records available for the last name Achen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 531 military records available for the last name Achen. For the veterans among your Achen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Achen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Achen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Achen in 1948 was 56, and 68 in 2004.

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