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Altes Family History

Altes Name Meaning

German: probably an inflected form of Alt . Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Alte + the genitive ending -s.

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


Similar surnames: Alter, Altis, Baltes, Alles, Alten, Ales, Alt, Alber, Lees, Walter

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Where is the Altes family from?

You can see how Altes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Altes family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Altes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Altes family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Altes's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Altes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Altes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Altes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Altes. 25% of Altes men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Altes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altes were Farm Work and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labor
    15%
  • Farm Work
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Typist
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Altes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altes 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 325 immigration records available for the last name Altes. 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 Altes. For the veterans among your Altes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Altes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Altes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Altes in 1946 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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