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Altig Family History

Altig Name Meaning

German: probably from a short form (Aldico) of a Germanic personal name composed with alt ‘old’, ‘experienced’.

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


Similar surnames: Attig, Altic, Alig, Aldi, Alix, Alter, Allis, Alt, Albin, Astin

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Where is the Altig family from?

You can see how Altig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Altig family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Altig families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Altig families living in Iowa. This was about 63% of all the recorded Altig's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Altig families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Altig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Altig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Altig. 29% of Altig men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Altig women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altig were Auto Mechanic and Housework.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Auto Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    45%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housework
    23%
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Census Records

There are 855 census records available for the last name Altig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altig 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 106 immigration records available for the last name Altig. 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 239 military records available for the last name Altig. For the veterans among your Altig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Altig lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Altig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Altig in 1962 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

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