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

What did your Luton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Builder and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Luton. 17% of Luton men worked as a Master Builder and 85% of Luton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luton were Coal Hewer (below) and None

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Builder
  • Coal Hewer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coal Hewer (below)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • None

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

Luton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 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 1,000 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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