Altmeyer Family History

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Altmeyer Name Meaning

German: status name for an older steward, headman, or tenant farmer, as distinguished from a younger one, from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘headman’, ‘tenant farmer’ (see Meyer).

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


Similar surnames: Neumeyer, Kallmeyer, Meyer, Holtmeyer, Kammeyer, Homeyer, Dallmeyer

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Altmeyer Family Origin

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Altmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Altmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Altmeyer. 22% of Altmeyer men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Altmeyer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altmeyer were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%

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

Altmeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Altmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altmeyer 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Altmeyer. 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 812 military records available for the last name Altmeyer. For the veterans among your Altmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Altmeyer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Altmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Altmeyer in 1956 was 47, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altmeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altmeyer 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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