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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Alton surname or get a copy of the Alton family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"ALTON. Robert de Alton juror on inquest held in St. Katherine's chapel, Bavelay, 1280 (Bain, rv, 1762). There is a village named Alton in Loudoun parish, but probably the name is from an English Alton. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alton Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Alton Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Alton family tree.

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Wikipedia Professor Ernest Henry Alton (1873 ? 18 February 1952) was an Irish university professor and an independent Teachta D?la (TD) and Senator.