Cayton Family History

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Cayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Cayton, near Scarborough and in South Stainley; both are named from the Old English personal name C?ga + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Caton, Layton, Calton, Caston, Gayton, Payton, Catton, Hayton

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Cayton Family Origin

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Cayton Family Occupations

What did your Cayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fisherman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cayton. 43% of Cayton men worked as a Fisherman and 92% of Cayton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cayton were Cotton Spinner and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fisherman
    43%
  • Railway Clerk
    29%
  • Cotton Spinner
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    92%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%

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

Cayton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Cayton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cayton 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 828 immigration records available for the last name Cayton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cayton. For the veterans among your Cayton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cayton Life Expectancy

What is the average Cayton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cayton in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cayton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cayton 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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