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Airton Family History

Airton Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Aiton, Kirton, Girton, Hilton, Linton, Alton, Hinton, Alston, Orton

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Where is the Airton family from?

You can see how Airton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Airton family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1891. The most Airton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 92 Airton families living in Yorkshire. This was about 84% of all the recorded Airton's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Airton families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Airton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Airton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Salvation Army Officer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Airton. 50% of Airton men worked as a Salvation Army Officer and 87% of Airton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Airton were Bus Conductor and Woollen Weaver. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Salvation Army Officer
    50%
  • Bus Conductor
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Woollen Weaver
    7%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Airton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Airton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 144 immigration records available for the last name Airton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 77 military records available for the last name Airton. For the veterans among your Airton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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