Alma Family History

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Alma Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): from the female personal name Alma, from Latin almus ‘nourishing’. Spanish: from alma ‘soul’ (Latin anima). See also Almas.

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

Similar surnames: Almas, Palma, Alba, Alban, Alm, Alia, Alms, Balma, Albo, Galea

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Alma Family Origin

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Alma Family Occupations

What did your Alma ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, labourer He and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Alma. 13% of Alma men worked as a labourer He and 47% of Alma women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alma were Insurance Porter (maintenance) and Independent Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • labourer He
  • Carpenter joiner Builders Foreman
  • Electricians Improvie
  • Insurance Porter (maintenance)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Buscuit Packer
  • Housemaid (domestic)
  • Independent Means

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

Alma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Alma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alma 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Alma. 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 497 military records available for the last name Alma. For the veterans among your Alma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alma Life Expectancy

What is the average Alma lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Alma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Alma in 1955 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alma 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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