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Downton Name Meaning

English: variant of Dunton; there are place names spelled thus in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Wiltshire.

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


Similar surnames: Boynton, Pointon, Forton, Dolton, Dunton, Rowton, Downen, Howton

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Downton Family Origin

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Downton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Gardener

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Downton family was Gardener. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downton. The most common Downton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Downton's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Downton Historical Records

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Downton Life Expectancy

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