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Altemus Family History

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

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3,626 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,145 Military Records
345 Immigration Records
3,342 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Altemus Families

  • Number of Altemus families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Altemus families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Altemus last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Altemus Family Origin

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Altemus Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Altemus

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Altemus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Altemus census records

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Altemus Civil War Service Records

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