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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Engineer

    11%

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

Source: Census data for Alto | Data not to scale

Alto Historical Records

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Alto Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alto

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