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Alt Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from alt ‘old’ typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It is also found in some central European countries for example in Czechia and Slovenia often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic surnames. English (East Midlands): variant of Allt possibly a shortened form of Allott from the Middle English female personal name Alot (Old French Aalot) a pet form of Alice see Allis .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Abt, Ast, Walt, Apt, Alm, Halt, Art, Alf, Arlt, Olt

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Where is the Alt family from?

You can see how Alt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 26 Alt families living in London. This was about 57% of all the recorded Alt's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Alt families in 1891.
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What did your Alt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Alt. 85% of Alt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Private Means
    16%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Alt. 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 Cards

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Alt. For the veterans among your Alt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Alt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Alt in 1948 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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