Edgerton Family History

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Edgerton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Kent and Cheshire, called Egerton. The former is so called from Old English Ecgheardingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Ecgheard’ (see Eckert); the second, which is the main source of the surname, is more likely to have been named as the ‘settlement of Ecghere’ (in which the second element is Old English here ‘army’).

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

Similar surnames: Leverton, Anderton, Everton, Overton, Denton, Emberton, Netherton

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Edgerton Family Origin

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Edgerton Family Occupations

What did your Edgerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Edgerton. 3% of Edgerton men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 44% of Edgerton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edgerton were Assisting Father (farmer) and Companion Help

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
  • Colliery Haulage
  • General Labourer
  • Assisting Father (farmer)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Companion Help

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Edgerton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Edgerton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edgerton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Edgerton. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Edgerton. For the veterans among your Edgerton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edgerton Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edgerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edgerton in 1944 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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