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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Edgerton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Edgerton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Edgerton Family Origin

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Edgerton Family Occupations

What did your Edgerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Edgerton family was Charwoman. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edgerton. The most common Edgerton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Edgerton's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Charwoman


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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

What is the average Edgerton lifespan?

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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