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

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

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Shotton Historical Records

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Shotton Life Expectancy

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