Belton Family History

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Belton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Belton, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Suffolk. The first element, bel, is of uncertain origin; the second is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Irish: the name Weldon, relatively common in Ireland, has sometimes been Gaelicized as de Bhéalatún and re-Anglicized as Veldon and Belton.

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

Similar surnames: Felton, Elton, Melton, Bilton, Welton, Yelton, Benton, Bolton, Helton

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Belton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Belton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Belton Family Origin

Where is the Belton family from?

Belton Family Occupations

What did your Belton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belton. The most common Belton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Belton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Belton family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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Belton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Belton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Belton. 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 Belton. For the veterans among your Belton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belton Life Expectancy

What is the average Belton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Belton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Belton in 1941 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belton 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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