Alten Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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


Similar surnames: Alton, Alter, Altes, Dalton, Achen, Bolten, Althen, Alden, Auten

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Alten Family Origin

Where is the Alten family from?

Alten Family Occupations

What did your Alten ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Alten | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%

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

Alten Historical Records

What Alten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Alten

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alten. 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.

View all Alten immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Alten military records

You've only scratched the surface of Alten family history.

Alten Life Expectancy

What is the average Alten lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alten 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.

Famous Alten Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Look up another name