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Lawton Name Meaning

habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. variant spelling of Laughton.

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


Similar surnames: Layton, Laxton, Dalton, Auton, Luton, Marton, Saxton, Litton, Liston

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Lawton Family Origin

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Lawton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Grocer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lawton family was Grocer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawton. The most common Lawton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Lawton's were Coal Miners.

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Lawton Historical Records

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Lawton Life Expectancy

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