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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From Old English Ælfes (given name with possessive) tun, translating as "Ælf's town".

  1. A market town in Cumbria, England.
  2. A village in Devon, England.
  3. A village in Lancashire, England.
  4. A small town in Georgia, USA.
  5. A habitational surname​.

Notable Persons Named Alston

Alston Koch is an ambient, pop, jazz, blues, folk, trance, ambient music, folk music, and trance music musician. He was most active from 1975 to present. Alston was born Alston Koch in Colombo.

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Alston Scott Householder is a scientist in the fields of numerical analysis and linear algebra.

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Alston was born on October 18th, 1857 in Philippi, West Virginia. He left this life on July 30th, 1920.

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Alston was born in 1869. He breathed his last breath in 1940.

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Alston was born on January 17th, 1984 in Saint Vincent (Antilles).

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Alston Francis is an athlete for the Newtown United FC.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alston

Rafer Alston is a basketball player for the Idaho Stampede, Milwaukee Bucks, Mobile Revelers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Brooklyn Nets. He was most prominent from 1998 to 2012. Rafer was born on July 24th, 1976 in New York City.

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Walter Alston was a baseball player. Walter was born on December 1st, 1911 in Ross, Ohio. He passed away on October 1st, 1984.

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William Alston was a philosopher. William was born on November 29th, 1921 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He died on September 13th, 2009.

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Charles Alston was an artist in the fields of mural, painting, illustration, and sculpture. Charles was given the name Charles Henry Alston on November 28th, 1907 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on April 27th, 1977.

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Joseph Alston was a Governor of South Carolina, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Georgetown Parish, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Christ Church Parish, 12th Speaker of theSouth Carolina House of Representatives, Memb. His most notable accomplishments were from 1812 to 1814. Joseph was born in 1779 in Georgetown County, South Carolina. He passed away on September 19th, 1816.

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How popular is the baby name Alston in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1894 7 0 7
1912 6 0 6
1913 7 0 7
1914 12 0 12
1915 15 0 15
1916 13 0 13
1917 22 0 22
1918 22 0 22
1919 11 0 11
1920 15 0 15
1921 11 0 11
1922 20 0 20
1923 15 0 15
1924 16 0 16
1925 18 0 18
1926 13 0 13
1927 16 0 16
1928 16 0 16
1929 15 0 15
1930 18 0 18
1931 9 0 9
1932 14 0 14
1933 12 0 12
1934 11 0 11
1935 7 0 7
1936 6 0 6
1937 11 0 11
1938 13 0 13
1939 12 0 12
1940 11 0 11
1941 6 0 6
1942 8 0 8
1943 7 0 7
1944 15 0 15
1946 11 0 11
1947 10 0 10
1948 15 0 15
1949 9 0 9
1950 11 0 11
1951 12 0 12
1952 6 0 6
1953 7 0 7
1954 12 0 12
1955 7 0 7
1956 12 0 12
1957 9 0 9
1958 9 0 9
1959 8 0 8
1960 8 0 8
1961 11 0 11
1962 14 0 14
1963 8 0 8
1964 9 0 9
1966 9 0 9
1967 7 0 7
1969 11 0 11
1970 6 0 6
1971 5 0 5
1972 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1974 8 0 8
1975 6 0 6
1976 12 0 12
1977 6 0 6
1978 5 0 5
1979 12 0 12
1980 11 0 11
1981 10 0 10
1982 13 0 13
1983 8 0 8
1984 19 0 19
1985 18 0 18
1986 12 0 12
1987 15 0 15
1988 22 0 22
1989 24 0 24
1990 38 0 38
1991 35 0 35
1992 31 0 31
1993 38 0 38
1994 55 0 55
1995 55 0 55
1996 53 0 53
1997 65 5 60
1998 64 5 59
1999 53 6 47
2000 47 0 47
2001 35 0 35
2002 46 0 46
2003 43 0 43
2004 44 0 44
2005 46 0 46
2006 50 0 50
2007 51 0 51
2008 57 0 57
2009 50 0 50
2010 44 0 44
2011 52 0 52
2012 68 0 68
2013 67 0 67
2014 66 0 66
2015 58 0 58
2016 60 0 60
2017 70 0 70

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Popularity of Alston as a first name

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Popularity of Alston as a last name

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Common last names for Alston

  • Williams
  • Thomas
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alston U.S.
  White 13.76% 64.26%
  African American 79.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alston

People with the last name Alston are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Alston

  • How Popular is the name Alston? Alston is the 6,167th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alston was the 1,148th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,310 babies born with the first name Alston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alston to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Alston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alston is Sunday, July 5th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Alston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alston was in 2017 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Alston Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alston is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Alston: Your name in reverse order is Notsla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otanls. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 30,693 people with the last name Alston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Alston as their last name.

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