Last revised
25 October 2006

Altham One Name Study

Welcome to the website for the One Name Study, registered with the Guild of One Name Studies, of the surname Altham administered by Chris Jones.  The purpose of this site is to provide family history researchers with a convenient portal to obtain and exchange information on individuals with this relatively uncommon surname and their descendants (whether they share the name or not).

On the following pages you will find data collated so far relating to Births, Marriages, Deaths and Census Returns.  The current coverage for the United Kingdom is fairly comprehensive with the following information available (although not necessarily all of it is on line). Information relating to Althams in North America, Australia and New Zealand will be added in the very near future.  Full details of what is available are shown on the Coverage page, although a summary is:

       UK Births, Marriages and Deaths - All GRO entries for 1837 to 2006

       UK Census Returns for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901

Some of this information is available to view as PDF documents.  If you havenít got the free Adobe PDF reader, click here to download it.
Facts & Figures page contains information such as:

       Population growth and distribution

       Most (and least) popular first names

       Infant mortality

       Various bits of trivia

There are also family trees which have been compiled using a combination of established facts (from certificates), detective work and supposition. For this reason, you should check the relationships carefully to verify the data and having done so your feedback would be welcomed as would any additional information you uncover.

If, in your research, you encounter the surname Altham and you need some help or you discover information not available here, please contact me at

All emails or enquiries with a reply paid envelope will be answered.

Information is freely given and gratefully accepted.