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Charlton Family History

Charlton Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Durham): habitational name from North Charlton or Charlton near Bellingham (both Northumberland) or from any of the many other places so named (there are over ninety examples in England) from Old English Ceorlatūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of the peasants’. Old English ceorl denoted originally a free peasant of the lowest rank later (but probably already before the Norman conquest) a tenant in pure villeinage a serf or bondsman. Irish: altered form of Carlin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Carlton, Halton, Chilton, Wharton, Charton, Harston, Harton, Tarlton

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Where is the Charlton family from?

You can see how Charlton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Charlton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Charlton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,940 Charlton families living in Durham. This was about 30% of all the recorded Charlton's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Charlton families in 1891.
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What did your Charlton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Charlton. 11% of Charlton men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Charlton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charlton were Incapacitated and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Charlton. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Charlton. For the veterans among your Charlton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Charlton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Charlton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Charlton in 1942 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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