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The ALTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,204 7307 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 980 5548 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +3224 -1759 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 69 19567 0.000 4
United Kingdom 1,173 4615 0.003 26
Top States for ALTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 469 6278 0.001 14
Texas 251 7821 0.001 12
Illinois 238 5774 0.002 19
New York 226 8986 0.001 12
Michigan 196 6613 0.002 20
Top States for ALTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 36 3965 0.004 40
Maryland 168 3721 0.003 32
Washington 178 4395 0.003 30
Oregon 86 5318 0.003 25
Missouri 140 5457 0.003 25


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

Classification and Origin of ALTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ALTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ALTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ALTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 297 7.06
White (Hispanic) 103 2.45
Mixed Race 74 1.76
Asian/Pacific 30 0.71
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.5
White (Caucasian) 3,679 87.51

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

Meaning of ALTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALTON.

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 ALTON

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