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The ALTO surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 784 28617 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 18 75549 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +766 +46932 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 4 174089 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ALTO by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 135 17315 0.000 4
Minnesota 123 5732 0.003 25
Florida 44 33492 0.000 3
Michigan 44 26985 0.000 4
Oregon 41 10124 0.001 12
Top States for ALTO by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 31 2816 0.005 49
Minnesota 123 5732 0.003 25
Oregon 41 10124 0.001 12
Washington 39 17481 0.001 7
New Hampshire 8 16966 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of ALTO

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

Ethnic distribution of ALTO in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 580 73.98
Asian/Pacific 57 7.27
Native American/Alaskan 54 6.89
White (Hispanic) 53 6.76
Mixed Race 25 3.19
Black/African American 15 1.91

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

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

Meaning of ALTO in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALTO

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALTO.

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 ALTO

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