Altom Name Meaning

Probably one of several variants of English Halton or Alton, but it could also be an altered form of English Altham, which is a habitational name from Altham in Whalley, Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘river meadow (hamm) of the swans (elfitu)’.

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


Similar surnames: Alton, Halton, Dalton, Allum, Balcom, Auton, Alston, Aiton, Elton

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Altom Family Origin

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Altom Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Works In Farm

    8%

In 1880, the most common Altom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Altom's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Altom. A less common occupation for the Altom family was Works In Farm.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Altom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Altom in 1946 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Altom

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