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Alpha Name Meaning

German: Hellenization of the surname A(a) (which is probably derived from a river name), adopted with reference to the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Helene Alpha is documented in Nuremberg in 1167.

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


Similar surnames: Apa, Ralph, Klahr, Ala, Alsman, Alyea, Alphin, Lala, Alff, Blohm

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Alpha Family Origin

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Alpha Family Occupations

What did your Alpha ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, At Home and County Guard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alpha. A less common occupation for the Alpha family was Grocer. The most common Alpha occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Alpha's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    20%
  • At Home

    10%
  • County Guard

    10%
  • Grocer

    10%

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Alpha Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alpha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alpha 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Alpha. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Alpha. For the veterans among your Alpha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alpha Life Expectancy

What is the average Alpha lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Alpha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Alpha in 1963 was 54, and 72 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alpha 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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