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Alten Family History

Alten Name Meaning

German habitational name from a place called Alten, for example the one near Dessau in eastern Germany. Perhaps a shortened form of Dutch van A(a)lten, a habitational name for someone from Aalten in Gelderland.

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


Similar surnames: Alton, Alter, Altes, Dalton, Achen, Bolten, Althen, Alden, Auten

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Where is the Alten family from?

You can see how Alten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 14 Alten families living in London. This was about 38% of all the recorded Alten's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Alten families in 1891.
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What did your Alten ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Alten. 70% of Alten 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
    70%
  • Private Means
    30%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Alten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 892 immigration records available for the last name Alten. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Alten. For the veterans among your Alten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alten lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Alten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Alten in 1957 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

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