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Altenburg Family History

Altenburg Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of various places called Altenburg, literally ‘old fort’, generally denoting the site of a Roman fort or prehistoric earthwork.

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

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5,378 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,796 Military Records
628 Immigration Records
3,654 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Altenburg Families

  • Number of Altenburg families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Altenburg families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Altenburg last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Altenburg Family Origin

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Altenburg Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Altenburg

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Altenburg Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Altenburg census records

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Altenburg Civil War Service Records

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