Mitton Family History

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Mitton Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in the center of a village, from Middle English midde ‘mid’ + toun ‘village’, ‘town’. habitational name from places in Lancashire, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so named in Old English as ‘farmstead at a river confluence’, from (ge)m¯ðe ‘river confluence’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Bitton, Milton, Litton, Fitton, Ditton, Minton, Hilton, Hatton

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Mitton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mitton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mitton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Mitton Family Origin

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Mitton Family Occupations

What did your Mitton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mitton. The most common Mitton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Mitton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mitton family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant


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

Mitton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mitton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mitton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mitton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mitton. For the veterans among your Mitton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mitton Life Expectancy

What is the average Mitton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mitton in 1951 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mitton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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