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


  • IPA(key): /ˈɔːltən/, /ˈɒltən/
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Proper noun[edit]

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  1. A town and civil parish with a town council in East Hampshire district, Hampshire, England (OS grid ref SU7139).
  2. A village in Staffordshire, England.
  3. A town in Indiana.
  4. A city, the county seat of Oregon County, Missouri.
  5. A English habitational surname​.
  6. 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.