Stanton Family History

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Stanton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places throughout England so called from Old English stan ‘stone’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Most of them are named for their situation on stony ground, but in the case of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire and Stanton Drew in Avon the reference is to the proximity of prehistoric stone monuments. The name has also sometimes been chosen by Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames. This surname has long been established in Ireland also.

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

Similar surnames: Stainton, Swanton, Staunton, Stinton, Spanton, Manton, Stratton

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Stanton Family Origin

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Stanton Family Occupations

What did your Stanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Stanton occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Stanton's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Stanton family was Farmer. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stanton.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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Stanton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 325,000 census records available for the last name Stanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stanton 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Stanton. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Stanton. For the veterans among your Stanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stanton Life Expectancy

What is the average Stanton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stanton in 1941 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stanton 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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