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Horton Family History

Horton Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from one or other of the many places so called such as those in Berkshire Buckinghamshire Dorset Gloucestershire Herefordshire Northamptonshire Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire Wiltshire and Yorkshire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English horh or horu ‘dirt filth’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some may have different origins including Horton in Gloucestershire which may derive from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + tūn.

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

Similar surnames: Harton, Holton, Orton, Lorton, Worton, Gorton, Hopton, Norton, Morton

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Where is the Horton family from?

You can see how Horton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,865 Horton families living in Staffordshire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Horton's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Horton families in 1891.
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What did your Horton 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 Horton. 8% of Horton men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Horton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horton were Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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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
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Horton. 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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There are 87,000 military records available for the last name Horton. For the veterans among your Horton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Horton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Horton in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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