Oughton Family History

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Oughton Name Meaning

Scottish: Black quotes other sources which explain this as a variant of Houghton, or of Aughton, which may be a form of Acton; but he offers the example of an Admiral Oughton of Cullen, Banff, who changed his name from Haughty to Oughton in the late 18th or early 19th century. Possibly an altered spelling of Aughton, an English habitational name from any of three places, in Humberside, Lancashire, and South Yorkshire, named with Old English ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Houghton, Roughton, Boughton, Doughton, Auton, Haughton, Laughton

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Oughton Family Origin

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Oughton 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 Oughton. 2% of Oughton men worked as a General Labourer and 56% of Oughton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oughton were Retired and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • At School
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Oughton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oughton. 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 982 military records available for the last name Oughton. For the veterans among your Oughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oughton Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Oughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Oughton in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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