Altner Family History

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Altner Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Alter, Waltner, Altier, Alger, Malter, Halter, Kastner, Alder, Salter

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Altner Family Origin

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Altner Family Occupations

What did your Altner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Altner. 10% of Altner men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Altner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altner were Bartender and Office Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Bartender

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Court Reporter
  • Nurse
  • Office Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Altner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 419 census records available for the last name Altner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altner 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 842 immigration records available for the last name Altner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 96 military records available for the last name Altner. For the veterans among your Altner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altner Life Expectancy

What is the average Altner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2001, in the United States, Altner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Altner in 1962 was 85, and 93 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altner 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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