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Dofton Family History

Dofton Name 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: Dorton, Lofton, Dolton, Orton, Holton, Colton, Crofton, Dalton

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Where is the Dofton family from?

You can see how Dofton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dofton family name was found in the USA in 1840. In 1840 there was 1 Dofton family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Dofton's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dofton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dofton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dofton ancestors do for a living?

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

What Dofton family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 45 census records available for the last name Dofton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dofton 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 5 immigration records available for the last name Dofton. 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 12 military records available for the last name Dofton. For the veterans among your Dofton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dofton lifespan?

Average Dofton life expectancy in 2003 was 87 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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