Watton Family History

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Watton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Watton, as for example one in Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wada + tun ‘settlement’, or another, in East Yorkshire, which takes its name from Old English w?t ‘wet’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Hatton, Tatton, Catton, Dalton, Gatton, Litton, Wharton, Banton

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Watton Family Origin

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Watton Family Occupations

What did your Watton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Watton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Watton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watton. A less common occupation for the Watton family was Lab.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Lab


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

Watton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Watton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Watton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Watton. For the veterans among your Watton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watton Life Expectancy

What is the average Watton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Watton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Watton in 1959 was 61, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Watton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watton 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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