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Allerton Name Meaning

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

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


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 the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Allerton families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Allerton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Allerton families in 1911.
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What did your Allerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Allerton. 16% of Allerton men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Allerton women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allerton were Engineer and Saleslady.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Engineer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
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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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