Appleton Family History

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Appleton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England, for example in Cheshire, Oxfordshire, and North Yorkshire, named in Old English as æppeltun ‘orchard’ (literally ‘apple enclosure’).

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

Similar surnames: Stapleton, Poppleton, Castleton, Angleton, Appleby, Allerton, Alton

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Appleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Appleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Appleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Appleton Family Origin

Where is the Appleton family from?

Appleton Family Occupations

What did your Appleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Appleton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Appleton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Appleton. A less common occupation for the Appleton family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

Appleton Historical Records

What Appleton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Appleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appleton 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Appleton. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Appleton. For the veterans among your Appleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Appleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Appleton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Appleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Appleton in 1947 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Appleton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Appleton 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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