Acton Family History

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Acton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, especially in Shropshire and adjacent counties, named Acton. Generally, these are from Old English ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Auton, Aston, Aiton, Ecton, Alton, Axton, Tatton, Barton, Laxton

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Acton Family Origin

Where is the Acton family from?

Acton Family Occupations

What did your Acton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Acton family was Annuitant. Farmer, Labourer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Acton. The most common Acton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Acton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Grocer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Acton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Acton Historical Records

What Acton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Acton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Acton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Acton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Acton. For the veterans among your Acton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Acton Life Expectancy

What is the average Acton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Acton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Acton in 1946 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Acton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Acton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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