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Halton Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Halton in Cheshire Lancashire Yorkshire Northumberland Lincolnshire Shropshire and Buckinghamshire. Halton is usually from Old English h(e)alh ‘nook hollow’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. Halton in Cheshire however is possibly named from an Old English hāthel ‘heathery place’ + tūn and Halton in Northumberland from an Old English hāw ‘look out’ + hyll ‘hill’ + tūn. Irish: variant of Holton .

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

Similar surnames: Hatton, Dalton, Hilton, Holton, Hulton, Alton, Harton, Talton, Calton

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Where is the Halton family from?

You can see how Halton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 796 Halton families living in Lancashire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Halton's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Halton families in 1891.
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What did your Halton 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 Halton. 13% of Halton men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Halton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halton were Builders Labourer and Cotton 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

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cotton Weaver
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Halton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Halton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Halton. For the veterans among your Halton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Halton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Halton in 1957 was 43, and 65 in 2004.

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