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Altmann Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German altman, German Altmann, literally ‘old man’, applied either as a personal name or as a nickname for an older man as distinguished from a younger one.

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


Similar surnames: Waldmann, Ammann, Altman, Hartmann, Salzmann, Ahmann, Axtman

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Where is the Altmann family from?

You can see how Altmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Altmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Altmann families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 39 Altmann families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Altmann's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Altmann families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Altmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Altmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Altmann. 28% of Altmann men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Altmann women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Altmann were Salesman and House Work.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farm Hand
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • House Work
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Altmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altmann 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Altmann. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Altmann. For the veterans among your Altmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Altmann lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Altmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Altmann in 1952 was 44, and 89 in 2004.

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