Picton Family History

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Picton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and North Yorkshire, so called from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘peak’ (or the derived byname Pica) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Winton, Wilton, Hilton, Litton, Linton, Pixton, Ditton, Kirton, Aiton

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Picton Family Origin

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Picton Family Occupations

What did your Picton 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 Picton. 3% of Picton men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Picton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Picton were Farmer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant

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

Picton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Picton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picton 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 Picton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Picton. For the veterans among your Picton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Picton Life Expectancy

What is the average Picton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Picton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Picton in 1950 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Picton

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