Netherton Family History

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Netherton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English neoðera ‘lower’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This could be the one in Worcestershire or the one in Northamptonshire, but is more likely to be from one of the eight places so called in Devon, where the surname is most common.

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

Similar surnames: Leverton, Betterton, Atherton, Nettleton, Edgerton, Emberton

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Netherton Family Origin

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Netherton Family Occupations

What did your Netherton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Netherton family was Coal Miner. The most common Netherton occupation in the UK was Laborer. 5% of Netherton's were Laborers. Laborer, Agricultural Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Netherton.

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  • Laborer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Coal Miner


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

Netherton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Netherton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Netherton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Netherton. 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 Netherton. For the veterans among your Netherton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Netherton Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Netherton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Netherton in 1953 was 52, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Netherton 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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