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Ahr Family History

Ahr Name Meaning

habitational name from a northern place name derived from old Germanic ar ‘water’, ‘stream’. from a short form of a Middle High German personal name formed with Old High German aro ‘eagle’. Compare Arndt.

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


Similar surnames: Ahl, Uhr, Jahr, Kahr, Ahn, Gahr, Bahr, Lahr, Ohr, Ohl

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Where is the Ahr family from?

You can see how Ahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahr family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ahr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Ahr family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Ahr's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Ahr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Mechanic and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ahr. 12% of Ahr men worked as a Mechanic and 27% of Ahr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ahr were Proprietor 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

  • Mechanic
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahr 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Ahr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ahr. For the veterans among your Ahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ahr lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahr in 1962 was 81, and 86 in 2004.

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