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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Laundress

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Murton family was Laundress. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murton. The most common Murton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Murton's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Murton Historical Records

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Murton Life Expectancy

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