Alderman Family History

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Alderman Name Meaning

Southern English: status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.

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

Similar surnames: Alterman, Ackerman, Alderton, Haldeman, Bannerman, Alderson, Angerman

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Alderman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alderman name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Alderman Family Origin

Where is the Alderman family from?

Alderman Family Occupations

What did your Alderman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Alderman family was Ag Labourer. The most common Alderman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Alderman's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alderman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Ag Labourer


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

Alderman Historical Records

What Alderman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Alderman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alderman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Alderman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Alderman. For the veterans among your Alderman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alderman Life Expectancy

What is the average Alderman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Alderman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Alderman in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alderman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alderman 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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