Altherr Family History

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Altherr Name Meaning

literally ‘old master’, hence an older person of high status, as distinguished from a younger member of his family; also a name for a servant in the retinue of such a person. habitational name from a place so called near Leipzig.

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

Similar surnames: Alter, Altmeyer, Malter, Rother, Althen, Balter, Alber, Halter, Alger

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Altherr Family Origin

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Altherr Family Occupations

What did your Altherr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Altherr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Altherr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Altherr family was Retail Grocer. Farmer and Dress Making And Millinery were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Altherr.

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  • Farmer

  • Dress Making And Millinery

  • Retail Grocer


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Altherr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 835 census records available for the last name Altherr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altherr 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 326 immigration records available for the last name Altherr. 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 613 military records available for the last name Altherr. For the veterans among your Altherr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altherr Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Altherr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Altherr in 1960 was 82, and 70 in 2004.

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