Charlton Family History

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Charlton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Charlton, mainly in southern England, from Old English Ceorlatun ‘settlement (Old English tun) of the peasants’. Old English ceorl denoted originally a free peasant of the lowest rank, later (but probably already before the Norman conquest) a tenant in pure villeinage, a serf or bondsman. Irish: altered form of Carlin.

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


Similar surnames: Carlton, Halton, Chilton, Wharton, Charton, Harston, Harton, Tarlton

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Charlton Family Origin

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Charlton Family Occupations

What did your Charlton 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 Charlton. 11% of Charlton men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Charlton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charlton were Incapacitated and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%

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

Charlton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 195,000 census records available for the last name Charlton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charlton 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Charlton. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Charlton. For the veterans among your Charlton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Charlton Life Expectancy

What is the average Charlton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Charlton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Charlton in 1942 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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