Clayton Family History

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Clayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and elsewhere, named Clayton, from Old English cl?g ‘clay’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Layton, Cayton, Claxton, Claydon, Clanton, Calton, Claytor, Caton

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Clayton Family Origin

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Clayton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

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

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Clayton Historical Records

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Clayton Life Expectancy

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Famous Clayton Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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