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The ALT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,587 5693 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 1,094 5074 0.002 22
Change since 1880 +4493 -619 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 100 14285 0.001 6
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ALT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 527 1185 0.010 98
Ohio 484 2830 0.004 43
West Virginia 330 830 0.018 182
Michigan 294 4006 0.003 30
New York 289 6595 0.002 15
Top States for ALT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 330 830 0.018 182
Wisconsin 527 1185 0.010 98
Montana 76 1474 0.008 84
Nebraska 106 2014 0.006 62
Maryland 267 2266 0.005 50


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ALT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ALT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ALT in Wisconsin than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ALT by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ALT

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the ALT surname.

Ethnic distribution of ALT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 123 2.2
White (Hispanic) 77 1.38
Mixed Race 72 1.29
Black/African American 59 1.06
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.21
White (Caucasian) 5,244 93.86

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ALT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

ALT is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of ALT in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of ALT.

Similar names to ALT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALT.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ALT

The following words are slight variants of ALT that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.