Althen Family History

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Althen Name Meaning

German: variant of Althenn(e), 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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Althen Family Origin

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Althen Family Occupations

What did your Althen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Althen. A less common occupation for the Althen family was Brewer. The most common Althen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Althen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Brewer

    6%

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

Althen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Althen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Althen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Althen 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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