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Hatton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Hatton (Cheshire Derbyshire Lincolnshire Middlesex Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire) Hatton Hall (Cheshire) or Cold and High Hatton (Shropshire). The placenames derive from Old English hǣth ‘heath heather’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. Compare Heath . English: variant of Atton with prosthetic H- a topographic name from Middle English atte toun ‘(dweller) at the settlement’ (Old English æt thǣm tūn(e)). Compare Towne . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chatáin a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) Catan’; see McHatton . French: from the Old French oblique case of the ancient Germanic personal name Hado Hatto a short form of various compound names beginning with hadu ‘strife’.

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


Similar surnames: Halton, Tatton, Watton, Catton, Harton, Hayton, Dalton, Haston

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Where is the Hatton family from?

You can see how Hatton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hatton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hatton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,328 Hatton families living in Lancashire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hatton's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hatton families in 1891.
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What did your Hatton 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 Hatton. 9% of Hatton men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Hatton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hatton were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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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
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Hatton. For the veterans among your Hatton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hatton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hatton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hatton in 1940 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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