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Alderton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a number of places called Alderton. Those in Suffolk and Shropshire (Alretuna in Domesday Book) are named in Old English as ‘the settlement (Old English tun) by the alders (Old English alor)’. Those in Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire are named as ‘settlement associated with Ealdhere’. The one in Essex contains a different personal name, probably the woman’s name Æ{dh}elwaru. In England, the surname is most common in East Anglia, making the places in Suffolk and Essex the most likely sources.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Allerton, Anderton, Balderston, Leverton, Atherton, Alston, Lorton

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Alderton Family Origin

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Alderton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Clergyman

    4%

In 1880, the most common Alderton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Alderton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Alderton family was Clergyman. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alderton.

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