Tanton Family History

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Tanton Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): variant of Taunton.

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

Similar surnames: Taton, Hanton, Panton, Taunton, Statton, Finton, Cantor, Banton

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Tanton Family Origin

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Tanton Family Occupations

What did your Tanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tanton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 17% of Tanton's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tanton. A less common occupation for the Tanton family was Dressmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Dressmaker


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

Tanton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Tanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanton 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 Tanton. 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 Tanton. For the veterans among your Tanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanton Life Expectancy

What is the average Tanton lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Tanton in 1953 was 46, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tanton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tanton 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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