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Atherton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æ{dh}elhere + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Alderton, Anderton, Catterton, Netherton, Allerton, Turton

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Atherton Family Origin

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Atherton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Atherton family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atherton. The most common Atherton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Atherton's were Farmers.

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Atherton Historical Records

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Atherton Life Expectancy

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