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Alton

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47k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alton

"Alton" is a name of English origin, and it means "Old Town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Old English aewell (“river source”) + tun (“settlement”).

  1. A town in Hampshire, the United Kingdom.
  2. Any of various cities and towns in the United States.
  3. A habitational surname​.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Alton

Glenn Miller was a swing music and big band bandleader, musician, arranger, and composer. He plays Trombone. He was most prominent from 1923 to 1944. Glenn was given the name Alton Glenn Miller on March 1st, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa, United States. He died on December 15th, 1944.

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Alton Brown is a chef. Alton was given the name Alton Crawford Brown on July 30th, 1962 in Los Angeles.

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Alton Ellis was a rhythm, blues, ska, rocksteady, and reggae singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to 2008. Alton was given the name Alton Nehemiah Ellis on September 1st, 1938. Alton is also known as The Godfather of Rocksteady. He died on October 10th, 2008.

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Ben Powers was an actor. He was most active from 1975 to 1975. Ben was given the name Alton A. Powers on July 5th, 1950 in Brooklyn. He died on April 6th, 2015.

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Alton Coleman was a criminal. Alton was born on November 6th, 1955 in Waukegan, Illinois. Alton is also known as Robert Knight. He passed away on April 26th, 2002.

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His military service ended in 1945.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alton

A.S.C. John Alton was a cinematographer. A.S.C. was given the name Johann Jacob Altmann on October 5th, 1901 in Sopron. He passed away on June 2nd, 1996.

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Marnie Alton is an actress and musician. Marnie was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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The Lord Alton of Liverpool is a Chief Whip of the Liberal Democrats. They were most active from 1979 to 1987. The was given the name David Patrick Paul Alton on March 15th, 1951 in London.

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Robert Alton was a choreographer, dancer, and choreography. Robert was given the name Robert Alton Hart on January 28th, 1906 in Bennington, Vermont, US. He breathed his last breath on June 12th, 1957.

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Charles Alton was a soccer player for the Chesterfield F.C., Castleford Town F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., Stalybridge Celtic F.C., Rotherham County F.C., Brentford F.C., and Northfleet United F.C. Charles was born on December 24th, 1891 in Brampton, Derbyshire. He left this life in 1969.

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Joseph W. Alton Jr. was a sheriff of anne arundel county; maryland state senator; county executive of anne arundel county. Joseph was born on January 18th, 1919. He died on March 29th, 2013.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 14 0 14
1881 11 0 11
1882 18 0 18
1883 28 0 28
1884 16 0 16
1885 29 0 29
1886 16 0 16
1887 15 0 15
1888 18 0 18
1889 26 0 26
1890 21 0 21
1891 20 0 20
1892 32 0 32
1893 24 0 24
1894 28 0 28
1895 26 0 26
1896 31 0 31
1897 34 0 34
1898 27 0 27
1899 33 0 33
1900 43 0 43
1901 26 0 26
1902 37 0 37
1903 84 0 84
1904 308 6 302 #78 boy name
1905 164 0 164
1906 106 0 106
1907 120 0 120
1908 119 0 119
1909 107 6 101
1910 127 5 122
1911 156 0 156
1912 306 6 300
1913 380 8 372
1914 426 7 419
1915 579 11 568
1916 614 9 605
1917 612 9 603
1918 652 10 642
1919 639 9 630
1920 699 16 683
1921 700 12 688
1922 754 13 741
1923 676 0 676
1924 683 5 678
1925 717 9 708
1926 784 6 778
1927 772 12 760
1928 830 14 816
1929 723 8 715
1930 766 10 756
1931 717 11 706
1932 722 5 717
1933 676 7 669
1934 721 8 713
1935 709 11 698
1936 681 7 674
1937 836 0 836
1938 770 5 765
1939 685 5 680
1940 697 5 692
1941 636 0 636
1942 631 6 625
1943 663 5 658
1944 645 5 640
1945 561 8 553
1946 615 5 610
1947 663 7 656
1948 697 0 697
1949 601 0 601
1950 636 0 636
1951 658 10 648
1952 621 7 614
1953 609 6 603
1954 596 0 596
1955 614 0 614
1956 599 0 599
1957 571 7 564
1958 571 0 571
1959 541 0 541
1960 536 9 527
1961 540 0 540
1962 484 5 479
1963 466 8 458
1964 462 0 462
1965 403 0 403
1966 371 0 371
1967 410 7 403
1968 380 0 380
1969 358 6 352
1970 344 0 344
1971 364 0 364
1972 293 0 293
1973 322 0 322
1974 276 0 276
1975 240 0 240
1976 269 5 264
1977 273 0 273
1978 235 0 235
1979 244 0 244
1980 251 0 251
1981 245 5 240
1982 263 0 263
1983 238 0 238
1984 195 0 195
1985 207 0 207
1986 194 5 189
1987 191 0 191
1988 242 0 242
1989 199 5 194
1990 209 0 209
1991 221 0 221
1992 183 0 183
1993 181 0 181
1994 161 0 161
1995 152 0 152
1996 136 0 136
1997 147 0 147
1998 165 0 165
1999 128 0 128
2000 136 0 136
2001 111 0 111
2002 156 0 156
2003 156 0 156
2004 147 0 147
2005 134 0 134
2006 147 0 147
2007 165 0 165
2008 162 0 162
2009 149 0 149
2010 122 0 122
2011 131 0 131
2012 166 0 166
2013 150 0 150
2014 162 0 162
2015 146 0 146
2016 147 0 147

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Popularity of Alton as a first name

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Popularity of Alton as a last name

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Common last names for Alton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Parker
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Lewis
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Walker
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alton U.S.
  White 84.42% 64.26%
  African American 5.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alton

People with the last name Alton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Alton

  • How Popular is the name Alton? Alton is the 1,031st most popular name of all time. As a last name Alton was the 7,305th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,783 babies born with the first name Alton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alton to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Alton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alton is Monday, February 18th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Alton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alton was in 1937 with a total of 836 babies.
  • Random Alton Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alton ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 50 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Alton: Your name in reverse order is Notla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ntalo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,565 people with the last name Alton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Alton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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