Alto Family History

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Alto Name Meaning

Respelling of Finnish Aalto. Portuguese: nickname for a big man, from alto ‘tall’, ‘big’.

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


Similar surnames: Aalto, Canto, Oltz, Elo, Mallo, Lio, Basto, Salo, Alamo, Arbo

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Alto Family Origin

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Alto Family Occupations

What did your Alto ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Alto family was Engineer. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Alto. The most common Alto occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Alto's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Engineer

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alto ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alto 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 Alto. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Alto. For the veterans among your Alto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alto Life Expectancy

What is the average Alto lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Alto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Alto in 1952 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alto 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.

Famous Alto Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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