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Dalton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (d’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dun ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

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


Similar surnames: Halton, Alton, Talton, Calton, Hilton, Salton, Elton, Payton, Danton

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Dalton Family Origin

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Dalton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dalton family was Coal Miner. The most common Dalton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Dalton's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dalton.

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Dalton Historical Records

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Dalton Life Expectancy

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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