Altenburg Family History

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Altenburg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places called Altenburg, literally ‘old fort’, generally denoting the site of a Roman fort or prehistoric earthwork.

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

Similar surnames: Ellenberg, Wittenburg, Altenburger, Oldenburg, Altendorf, Rutenberg

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Altenburg Family Origin

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Altenburg Family Occupations

What did your Altenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Altenburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Altenburg's were Farmers. Farmer, Hotel Keeper and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Altenburg. A less common occupation for the Altenburg family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Tailor

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Altenburg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Altenburg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Altenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altenburg 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 729 immigration records available for the last name Altenburg. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Altenburg. For the veterans among your Altenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Altenburg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Altenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Altenburg in 1963 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altenburg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altenburg 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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