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Alja Family History

Alja Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Alba, Alma, Aja, Alva, Ala, Alia, Sala, Falla, Alam, Apa

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Where is the Alja family from?

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

What did your Alja ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 14 census records available for the last name Alja. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alja 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Alja. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7 military records available for the last name Alja. For the veterans among your Alja ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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