Alterman Family History

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Alterman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): elaborated form of Alter or Alt (from the inflected form). Respelling of German Altermann, a status name for the head of a craft guild. Compare English Alderman, which was also used in this sense. Belgian: habitational name for someone from Aalter in East Flanders.

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

Similar surnames: Alderman, Waterman, Halterman, Ackerman, Walterman, Otterman

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Alterman Family Origin

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Alterman Family Occupations

What did your Alterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alterman. The most common Alterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Alterman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Alterman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Barber

  • Farm Laborer


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Alterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alterman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Alterman. 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 553 military records available for the last name Alterman. For the veterans among your Alterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Alterman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Alterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Alterman in 1952 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alterman

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