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Chilton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Chilton, for example in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, County Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, and Wiltshire. The majority are shown by early forms to derive from Old English cild ‘child’ (see Child) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One place of this name in Somerset possibly gets its first element from Old English cealc ‘chalk’, ‘limestone’, and one on the Isle of Wight from the personal name Ceola (compare Chilcott), or from Old English ceole ‘deep valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Hilton, Hinton, Colton, Wilton, Holton, Whiston, Whitton, Bilton

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Chilton Family Origin

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Chilton Family Occupations

What did your Chilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chilton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 7% of Chilton's were Coal Miner s. A less common occupation for the Chilton family was Farmer. Coal Miner , Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chilton.

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chilton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chilton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chilton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chilton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chilton. For the veterans among your Chilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chilton Life Expectancy

What is the average Chilton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Chilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chilton in 1945 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chilton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chilton 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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