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Achorn Family History

Achorn Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German ahorn ‘maple tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Anhorn, Schorn, Schorr, Horn, Thorn, Schoen, Ascher, Coor, Ashman

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Where is the Achorn family from?

You can see how Achorn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Achorn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Achorn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Achorn family living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Achorn's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Achorn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Achorn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Achorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Achorn. 31% of Achorn men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Achorn women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Achorn were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Achorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achorn 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Achorn. 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 549 military records available for the last name Achorn. For the veterans among your Achorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Achorn lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Achorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Achorn in 1959 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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