Halton Family History

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Halton Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places named Halton, usually from Old English h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Halton in Cheshire, however, is possibly named from an Old English hathel ‘heathery place’ + tun, and Halton in Northumberland from an Old English haw ‘look out’ + hyll ‘hill’ + tun. Irish: altered form of O’Haltahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUltacháin ‘descendant of Ultachán’, a diminutive of Ultach ‘Ulsterman’. This is a rare Fermanagh surname, which is sometimes Anglicized as Nolan.

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

Similar surnames: Hatton, Dalton, Hilton, Holton, Hulton, Alton, Harton, Talton, Calton

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Halton Family Origin

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Halton Family Occupations

What did your Halton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant

  • Joiner

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Halton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Halton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Halton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Halton. For the veterans among your Halton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halton Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Halton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Halton in 1957 was 43, and 65 in 2004.

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