Morton Family History

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Morton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tun) by or on a marsh or moor (mor)’. Swedish: variant of Martin. French: contracted form of Moreton 2. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames or of various other non-English names bearing some kind of similarity to it.

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


Similar surnames: Murton, Norton, Horton, Marton, Merton, Orton, Forton, Lorton, Worton

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Morton Family Origin

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Morton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

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Morton Historical Records

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Morton Life Expectancy

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Famous Morton Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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