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Arlt Name Meaning

German: from the personal name, a reduced form of Arnold. It is frequent in Silesia and Upper Lausitz, where the change in form is amply documented from the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Art, Arno, Artz, Alt, Alm, Ahlf, Belt, Ort, Arzt, Bolt

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Where is the Arlt family from?

You can see how Arlt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arlt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Arlt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Arlt family living in Wisconsin Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Arlt's in USA. Wisconsin Territory had the highest population of Arlt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arlt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arlt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arlt. 48% of Arlt men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Arlt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arlt were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Maid
    30%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Arlt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arlt 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 965 immigration records available for the last name Arlt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Arlt. For the veterans among your Arlt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arlt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Arlt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Arlt in 1962 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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