Moulton Family History

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Moulton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mula’s settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mula ‘mule’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Moda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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

Similar surnames: Poulton, Coulton, Colton, Holton, Tolton, Muston, Milton, Houston

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Moulton Family Origin

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Moulton Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Moulton. 2% of Moulton men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Moulton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moulton were Retired and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Gardener
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means

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

Moulton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Moulton. For the veterans among your Moulton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moulton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Moulton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Moulton in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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