Barton Family History

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Barton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick. German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Barton): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (see Bartholomew).

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

Similar surnames: Marton, Harton, Burton, Baron, Bardon, Baston, Parton, Banton, Bartos

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Barton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barton. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Barton Family Origin

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Barton Family Occupations

What did your Barton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Barton Historical Records

What Barton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 638,000 census records available for the last name Barton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barton 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 60,000 immigration records available for the last name Barton. 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 88,000 military records available for the last name Barton. For the veterans among your Barton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barton Life Expectancy

What is the average Barton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barton in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barton 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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