Luton Family History

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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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In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Luton family was Brickfield Lab.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Brickfield Lab

    5%

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Luton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Luton. 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 Luton. For the veterans among your Luton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luton Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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