Aikens Family History

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Aikens Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic form of Aiken.

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

Similar surnames: Aikins, Aiken, Akens, Likens, Aikin, Aitkens, Akins, Aitken, Givens

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Aikens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Aikens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Aikens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Aikens Family Origin

Where is the Aikens family from?

Aikens Family Occupations

What did your Aikens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Aikens occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Aikens's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Aikens. A less common occupation for the Aikens family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Student

  • Blacksmith


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Aikens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Aikens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aikens 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 Aikens. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Aikens. For the veterans among your Aikens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aikens Life Expectancy

What is the average Aikens lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Aikens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Aikens in 1951 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aikens 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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