Altendorf Family History

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Altendorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, named Altendorf (literally ‘old village’).

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

Similar surnames: Allendorf, Elmendorf, Neuendorf, Hattendorf, Hilgendorf, Altenburg

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Altendorf Family Origin

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Altendorf Family Occupations

What did your Altendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Altendorf. 13% of Altendorf men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Altendorf women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altendorf were Laborer and Farm

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Farming
  • Barn Rnbmeching
  • Farm

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

Altendorf Historical Records

What Altendorf family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Altendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altendorf 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 424 immigration records available for the last name Altendorf. 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 608 military records available for the last name Altendorf. For the veterans among your Altendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altendorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Altendorf lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Altendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Altendorf in 1963 was 75, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altendorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altendorf 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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