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Origins of the Atherton surname

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About the Athertons

We have a total number of 64289 records for people with the last name Atherton.

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Where do most Athertons live?

In 1921, most Athertons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Athertons

How common is your surname?

816th most common surname in the UK

We have 58,000 records for the Atherton surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Athertons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Atherton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Athertons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Athertons in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant


House Keeper


Weaver Cotton


Common Male occupations for Athertons in 1921
Coal Miner


Coal Miner Hewer


General Labourer






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