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Althoff Name Meaning

German (chiefly Westphalia): habitational name for someone who lived at the ‘old farmstead’, from Middle Low German olt, alt ‘old’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Kalthoff, Olthoff, Saathoff, Uthoff, Aschoff, Puthoff, Hoff, Eckhoff

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Althoff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Althoff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Althoff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Althoff Family Origin

Where is the Althoff family from?

Althoff Family Occupations

What did your Althoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Barn Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Althoff. A less common occupation for the Althoff family was Carpenter. The most common Althoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Althoff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Barn Carpenter

  • Carpenter


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

Althoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Althoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Althoff 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Althoff. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Althoff. For the veterans among your Althoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Althoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Althoff lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Althoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Althoff in 1943 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Althoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Althoff 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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