Atlas Family History

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Atlas Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Atlas or Polish at{l-}as, both meaning ‘satin’ (ultimately from an Arabic word meaning ‘smooth’). It was probably also used as a metonymic occupational name for a merchant dealing in satin goods.

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

Similar surnames: Pallas, Arras, Patla, Matras, Almas, Milas, Blas, Alam, Aas, Gallas

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Atlas Family Origin

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Atlas Family Occupations

What did your Atlas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atlas. A less common occupation for the Atlas family was Dry Goods Pedder. The most common Atlas occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Atlas's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Cook

  • Dry Goods Pedder


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

Atlas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Atlas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atlas 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Atlas. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Atlas. For the veterans among your Atlas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atlas Life Expectancy

What is the average Atlas lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Atlas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Atlas in 1945 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atlas 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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