Elton Family History

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Elton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. For the most part they derive from the Old English personal name Ella or Elli (see Ellington) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Berkshire, however, gets its first element from the Old English female personal name Æ{dh}elfl?d (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + fl?d ‘beauty’). One in Cambridgeshire has its first element from the personal name Æ{dh}elheah (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + heah ‘high’). The place of this name in County Durham probably gets its first element from Old English ?l ‘eel’.

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

Similar surnames: Elson, Elston, Alton, Felton, Exton, Eldon, Belton, Ecton, Pelton

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Elton Family Origin

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Elton Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Elton. 16% of Elton men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Elton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elton were Master Butcher and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Boot Repairer
  • Master Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

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

Elton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Elton Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Elton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Elton in 1957 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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