Altman Family History

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Altman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Altmann. Respelling of German Altmann.

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

Similar surnames: Waltman, Altmann, Alman, Saltman, Ullman, Axtman, Aultman, Allman

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Altman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Altman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Altman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Altman Family Origin

Where is the Altman family from?

Altman Family Occupations

What did your Altman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Altman occupation in Canada was Farm Servant. 100% of Altman's were Farm Servants.

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  • Farm Servant


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

Altman Historical Records

What Altman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Altman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altman 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Altman. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Altman. For the veterans among your Altman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altman Life Expectancy

What is the average Altman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Altman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Altman in 1942 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altman 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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