Shotton Family History

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Shotton Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern): habitational name from places so called in County Durham and Northumberland. The former is named with an unattested Old English sceot ‘steep slope’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, the latter with Old English scota, genitive plural of scot ‘Scot’ + dun ‘hill’. The surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure on a slope.

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

Similar surnames: Scotton, Holton, Whitton, Horton, Hatton, Shott, Hopton, Shenton

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Shotton Family Origin

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Shotton Family Occupations

What did your Shotton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shotton family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shotton. The most common Shotton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Shotton's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Shotton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Shotton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shotton 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 Shotton. 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 Shotton. For the veterans among your Shotton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shotton Life Expectancy

What is the average Shotton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shotton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Shotton in 1962 was 78, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shotton 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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