Lorton Family History

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Lorton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Cumbria, probably so named from an Old English river name Hlóra nmeaning ‘the roaring one’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Horton, Orton, Norton, Worton, Morton, Forton, Gorton, Dorton, Holton

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Lorton Family Origin

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Lorton Family Occupations

What did your Lorton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lorton family was B... Saddler. Gun Stocker, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lorton. The most common Lorton occupation in the UK was Gun Stocker. 10% of Lorton's were Gun Stockers.

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  • Gun Stocker

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • B... Saddler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lorton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lorton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lorton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorton 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Lorton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lorton. For the veterans among your Lorton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lorton Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lorton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Lorton in 1956 was 83, and 76 in 2004.

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