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Althen Name Meaning

German: variant of Althenn a nickname composed of Middle High German alt ‘old’ + Henne a pet form of the personal name Johann .

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


Similar surnames: Warthen, Alden, Alten, Alter, Anthes, Then, Aitken, Alphin, Altes

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Where is the Althen family from?

You can see how Althen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Althen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Althen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Althen family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Althen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Althen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Althen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Althen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Althen. 16% of Althen men worked as a Farmer and 78% of Althen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Althen were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    78%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Althen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Althen 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 443 immigration records available for the last name Althen. 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 332 military records available for the last name Althen. For the veterans among your Althen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Althen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Althen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Althen in 1951 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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