Altemus Family History

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Altemus Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Altemoos, a topographic name meaning ‘old swamp’ or ‘old fen’, from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + mos ‘swamp’, ‘fen’.

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

Similar surnames: Althaus, Altimus, Alter, Alleman, Alles, Aldous, Albus, Alterman

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Altemus Family Origin

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Altemus Family Occupations

What did your Altemus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Altemus. The most common Altemus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Altemus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Altemus family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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Altemus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Altemus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altemus 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Altemus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Altemus. For the veterans among your Altemus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altemus Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Altemus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Altemus in 1957 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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