Painton Family History

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Painton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Paignton in Devon, named with the Old English personal name P?ga (genitive P?gan) + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Pointon, Panton, Payton, Brinton, Aiton, Banton, Winton, Quinton

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Painton Family Origin

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Painton Family Occupations

What did your Painton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Painton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 15% of Painton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Lab and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Painton. A less common occupation for the Painton family was Bootmaker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Lab

  • Farmer

  • Bootmaker


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

Painton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Painton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Painton 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 717 immigration records available for the last name Painton. 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 547 military records available for the last name Painton. For the veterans among your Painton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Painton Life Expectancy

What is the average Painton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Painton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Painton in 1958 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Painton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Painton 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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