Ditton Family History

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Ditton Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the numerous places named Ditton, for example in Cheshire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, and Surrey, from Old English dic ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. habitational name from Ditton Priors in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with a man called Dod(d)a or Dud(d)a’.

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

Similar surnames: Dutton, Litton, Denton, Mitton, Fitton, Bitton, Linton, Dunton

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Ditton Family Origin

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Ditton Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Ditton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Ditton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ditton family was Carman. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Agr Labourer Cowman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ditton.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Agr Labourer Cowman

  • Carman


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Ditton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Ditton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ditton 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 943 immigration records available for the last name Ditton. 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 Ditton. For the veterans among your Ditton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ditton Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ditton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ditton in 1955 was 80, and 79 in 2004.

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