Alten Family History

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Alten Name Meaning

German habitational name from a place called Alten, for example the one near Dessau in eastern Germany. Perhaps a shortened form of Dutch van A(a)lten, a habitational name for someone from Aalten in Gelderland.

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


Similar surnames: Alton, Alter, Altes, Dalton, Achen, Bolten, Althen, Alden, Auten

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Alten Family Origin

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Alten Family Occupations

What did your Alten ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Alten. 50% of Alten men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Mechanic
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Alten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Alten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alten 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 892 immigration records available for the last name Alten. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Alten. For the veterans among your Alten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alten Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Alten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Alten in 1957 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

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