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Find more Alter relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 90 more people named Alter in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,305 people named Alter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Alter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,395 people named Alter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,313 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 60%, or 394 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 25% were children
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Alter families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 268 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 532 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Austria
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia