Seaton Family History

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Seaton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. A Scottish place of this name near Longniddry is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English s? ‘sea’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Rutland seems to have as its first element a stream name, S?ge (see Seabrook), or a personal name S?ga. One in Kent is named with Old English seten ‘plantation’, ‘cultivated land’.

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

Similar surnames: Heaton, Smeaton, Leaton, Sefton, Eaton, Yeaton, Denton, Fenton

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Seaton Family Origin

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Seaton 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 Seaton. 2% of Seaton men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Seaton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seaton were Farm Worker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farm Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

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

Seaton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Seaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seaton 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Seaton. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Seaton. For the veterans among your Seaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seaton Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Seaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seaton in 1947 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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