Dalton Family History

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

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Dalton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 356,000 census records available for the last name Dalton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dalton 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Dalton. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Dalton. For the veterans among your Dalton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dalton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dalton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dalton in 1940 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

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