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Arling Family History

Arling Name Meaning

English: variant of Harlin and Harling . German: variant of Erling and in North America possibly also an altered form of this.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harling, Erling, Arning, Darling, Ayling, Alling, Carling, Harlin

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Where is the Arling family from?

You can see how Arling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arling family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Arling families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Arling families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 89% of all the recorded Arling's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Arling families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Writer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arling. 15% of Arling men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Arling women worked as a Writer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arling were Farmer and Housework. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Writer
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arling 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Arling. 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 286 military records available for the last name Arling. For the veterans among your Arling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arling lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Arling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Arling in 1964 was 76, and 80 in 2004.

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