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Aleman Family History

Aleman Name Meaning

ethnic name for a German, alemán. from the old personal name Alemannus, with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Alemany, Alleman, Allman, Alsman, Aikman, Ashman, Altmann, Elfman

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Where is the Aleman family from?

You can see how Aleman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aleman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aleman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Aleman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Aleman's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Aleman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aleman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aleman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aleman. 46% of Aleman men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Aleman women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aleman were Salesman and Housewife.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Agricultor
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Aleman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aleman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Aleman. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Aleman. For the veterans among your Aleman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aleman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Aleman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Aleman in 1954 was 47, and 67 in 2004.

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