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Altman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Altmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. This form of the surname is also found in Britain Czechia and some other European countries.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Waltman, Altmann, Alman, Saltman, Ullman, Axtman, Aultman, Allman

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Where is the Altman family from?

You can see how Altman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Altman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Altman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Altman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Altman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Altman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Altman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Altman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Altman. 13% of Altman men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Altman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altman were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Altman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altman 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Altman. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Altman. For the veterans among your Altman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Altman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Altman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Altman in 1942 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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