Altenburger Family History

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Altenburger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Altenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Altenburg, Kallenberger, Wattenbarger, Ellenberger, Hohenberger

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Altenburger Family Origin

Where is the Altenburger family from?

Altenburger Family Occupations

What did your Altenburger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Altenburger occupation in the USA was Carriage Maker. 20% of Altenburger's were Carriage Makers. Carriage Maker, Laborer and Night Watchman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Altenburger. A less common occupation for the Altenburger family was Saddler & Harness Maker.

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  • Carriage Maker

  • Laborer

  • Night Watchman

  • Saddler & Harness Maker


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

Altenburger Historical Records

What Altenburger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 848 census records available for the last name Altenburger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altenburger 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 361 immigration records available for the last name Altenburger. 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 658 military records available for the last name Altenburger. For the veterans among your Altenburger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altenburger Life Expectancy

What is the average Altenburger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Altenburger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Altenburger in 1962 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altenburger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altenburger 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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