Laughton Family History

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Laughton Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the numerous places in England so called. Most of them, as for example those in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (near Gainsborough), Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘enclosure’. The compound was also used in the extended sense of a herb garden and later of a kitchen garden. Laughton near Folkingham in Lincolnshire, however, was probably named as loc-tun ‘enclosed farm’ (see Lock 2). variant spelling of Lawton.

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

Similar surnames: Haughton, Naughton, Boughton, Leighton, Oughton, Langton, Roughton

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Laughton Family Origin

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Laughton Family Occupations

What did your Laughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Laughton. 11% of Laughton men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Laughton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laughton were Retired and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Duties

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

Laughton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Laughton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laughton 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 Laughton. 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 Laughton. For the veterans among your Laughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laughton Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Laughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Laughton in 1945 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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