Luton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place in Bedfordshire (named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the (river) Lea’), or, more plausibly in view of the pattern of distribution, from Luton in Devon (near Teignmouth), named in Old English as ‘Leofgifu’s settlement’ (from an Old English female personal name composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gifu ‘gift’). A further possible source of the name is Luton in Kent, named as the ‘settlement of Leofa’.

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


Similar surnames: Lutton, Luxton, Lupton, Auton, Buxton, Lorton, Ruston, Litton, Bruton

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Luton Family Origin

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Luton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Brickfield Lab

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Luton family was Brickfield Lab. The most common Luton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Luton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luton.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Luton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Luton in 1950 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Luton

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