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Alderfer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German (mainly Baden-Württemberg) Altdörfer a habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Switzerland Austria and southern Germany named Altdorf ‘old village’.

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

Similar surnames: Arndorfer, Waldecker, Alderton, Angerer, Lerner, Alder, Almeter

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Where is the Alderfer family from?

You can see how Alderfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alderfer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Alderfer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Alderfer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Alderfer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Alderfer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alderfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alderfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alderfer. 23% of Alderfer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Alderfer women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alderfer were Truck Driver and Helper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
  • Helper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Alderfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alderfer 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 209 immigration records available for the last name Alderfer. 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 694 military records available for the last name Alderfer. For the veterans among your Alderfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alderfer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Alderfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Alderfer in 1957 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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