Alten Name Meaning

German habitational name from a place called Alten, for example the one near Dessau in eastern Germany. Perhaps a shortened form of Dutch van A(a)lten, a habitational name for someone from Aalten in Gelderland.

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

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Alten Family Origin

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Alten Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Alten family was Boot Maker. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alten. The most common Alten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Alten's were Farmers.

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Alten Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Alten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Alten in 1957 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alten

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