Alderfer Family History

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Alderfer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Altdörfer, a habitational name for someone from one of the many places in Switzerland, Austria, and southern Germany called Altdorf ‘old village’.

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

Similar surnames: Arndorfer, Waldecker, Alderton, Angerer, Lerner, Alder, Almeter

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Alderfer Family Origin

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Alderfer Family Occupations

What did your Alderfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Alderfer family was Gentleman. Farmer, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alderfer. The most common Alderfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Alderfer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer

  • Gentleman


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

Alderfer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Alderfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alderfer 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 209 immigration records available for the last name Alderfer. 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 694 military records available for the last name Alderfer. For the veterans among your Alderfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alderfer Life Expectancy

What is the average Alderfer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Alderfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Alderfer in 1957 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alderfer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alderfer 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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