Alt Name 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.

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


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

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Alt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alt name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • Germanic Europe

    24%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Alt Family Origin

Where is the Alt family from?

Alt Family Occupations

What did your Alt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Alt occupation in the UK was Brickmaker. 22% of Alt's were Brickmakers. Brickmaker, Anuantant and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alt. A less common occupation for the Alt family was Corn Dealer.

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  • Brickmaker

    22%
  • Anuantant

    11%
  • Cabinet Maker

    11%
  • Corn Dealer

    11%

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

Alt Historical Records

What Alt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Alt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alt 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 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 Card

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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Alt Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alt 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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