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Allerton Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of several places so called. Allerton on Merseyside Chapel Allerton in Yorkshire and others in Yorkshire were named in Old English as alra tūn ‘settlement by the alders’. One in Somerset (Alwarditone in Domesday Book) is ‘Ælfweard's settlement’; one in Yorkshire (Allerton Mauleverer Alvertone in Domesday Book) is ‘Ælfhere's settlement’. (Suffolk): probably a variant of Alderton .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Alderton, Anderton, Atherton, Fullerton, Lorton, Alston, Wolverton

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Where is the Allerton family from?

You can see how Allerton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allerton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allerton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Allerton families living in New York. This was about 65% of all the recorded Allerton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Allerton families in 1840.
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What did your Allerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Allerton. 16% of Allerton men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Allerton women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allerton were Engineer and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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What is the average Allerton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Allerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Allerton in 1951 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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