See also: alton





From Old English ǣwell (river source) + tūn (settlement, town).



Proper noun

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  1. A number of places in England:
    1. An undefined locality in Idridgehay and Alton parish, Amber Valley district, Derbyshire, around Alton Hall and Alton Manor. [1]
    2. A town and civil parish with a town council in East Hampshire district, Hampshire (OS grid ref SU7139).
    3. A village and civil parish in Staffordshire Moorlands district, Staffordshire (OS grid ref SK0742).
    4. A civil parish west of Pewsey, Wiltshire, which includes the villages of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors.
  2. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Alabama.
    2. An unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.
    3. An unincorporated community in Lafayette County, Florida.
    4. A city on the Mississippi in Madison County, Illinois.
    5. A small town in Boone Township, Crawford County, Indiana.
    6. A city in Sioux County, Iowa.
    7. A minor city in Osborne County, Kansas.
    8. An unincorporated community in Anderson County, Kentucky.
    9. A town in Penobscot County, Maine.
    10. A township in Waseca County, Minnesota.
    11. A minor city, the county seat of Oregon County, Missouri.
    12. A town and census-designated place therein, in Belknap County, New Hampshire.
    13. A hamlet in the town of Sodus, Wayne County, New York.
    14. A village in the town of Richmond, Washington County, Rhode Island.
    15. A city in Hidalgo County, Texas.
    16. A town in Kane County, Utah.
    17. An unincorporated community in Halifax County, Virginia.
    18. An unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia.
  3. A rural community of Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  4. A community of the town of Caledon, Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario, Canada.
  5. A town in the Shire of Balonne, southern Queensland, Australia.
  6. A rural community of Taranaki, New Zealand. [2]
  7. An English habitational surname from Old English.
  8. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1920 The Lyceum Magazine, editor Ralph Albert Parlette, Volume 30, page 15:
      ...because I have learned something about cartoons from Alton Packard. There are two things about Mr Packard that I keep turning over in my mind. One is that his name sounds like Alton Parker, onetime presidential candidate, and the other is that, to me at least, he looks a little bit like Woodrow Wilson.




  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Alton is the 7,305th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4,565 individuals. Alton is most common among White (84.42%) individuals.