Alten Family History

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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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Alten Family Origin

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Alten Family Occupations

What did your Alten ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Alten family was Undertaker. The most common Alten occupation in the UK was Grocer & Farmer 63 Acres Employing 2 Men. 25% of Alten's were Grocer & Farmer 63 Acres Employing 2 Mens. Grocer & Farmer 63 Acres Employing 2 Men, Life Assurance Socy (Local) and Linen Draper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alten.

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  • Grocer & Farmer 63 Acres Employing 2 Men

  • Life Assurance Socy (Local)

  • Linen Draper

  • Undertaker


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

Alten Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Alten

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Alten Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alten 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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