Charton Family History

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Charton Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from either of two places named Charton, in Devon and Kent, the latter being the more likely source, to judge by the current distribution of the surname. French (Normandy and Champagne): reduced form of Char(r)eton, denoting a carter, from a derivative of Old French charette ‘cart’.

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

Similar surnames: Carton, Harton, Charlton, Charron, Wharton, Cayton, Claxton, Parton

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Charton Family Origin

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Charton Family Occupations

What did your Charton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Charton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 22% of Charton's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Cabinet Maker and Draysman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Charton. A less common occupation for the Charton family was Foreman Pill Factory.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Draysman

  • Foreman Pill Factory


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Charton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Charton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Charton. 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 486 military records available for the last name Charton. For the veterans among your Charton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Charton Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Charton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Charton in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Charton 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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