Bolton Family History

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Bolton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England named Bolton, especially the one in Lancashire, from Old English boðl ‘dwelling’, ‘house’ (see Bold 2) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Colton, Holton, Bilton, Tolton, Belton, Booton, Banton, Milton

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Bolton Family Origin

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Bolton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

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Bolton Historical Records

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Bolton Life Expectancy

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Famous Bolton Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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