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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 Family Origin

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Belton Family Occupations

What did your Belton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Belton. 15% of Belton men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Belton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belton were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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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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