Murton Family History

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Murton Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, in Cumbria, County Durham, North Yorkshire, and elsewhere, all named in Old English as ‘settlement or enclosure at the marsh or moor’, from mor ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘moor’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Morton, Marton, Muston, Turton, Merton, Burton, Moulton, Ruston

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Murton Family Origin

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Murton Family Occupations

What did your Murton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Murton. 12% of Murton men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Murton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murton were Horseman On Farm and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Horseman On Farm

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated

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

Murton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Murton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Murton. 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 Murton. For the veterans among your Murton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murton Life Expectancy

What is the average Murton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Murton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Murton in 1959 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murton 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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