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Compton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Campton, Hopton, Colton, Hampton, Rampton, Crumpton, Coulton, Kimpton

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Compton Family Origin

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Compton Family Occupations

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Compton. The most common Compton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Compton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Compton family was Annuitant.

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Compton Historical Records

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Compton Life Expectancy

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Famous Compton Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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