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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

What did your Altom ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Works In Farm

    8%

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Altom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Altom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Altom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Altom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Altom. For the veterans among your Altom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Altom Life Expectancy

What is the average Altom lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Altom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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