Yelton Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Yelton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Yeltoun, a surname of uncertain origin recorded in Lanarkshire. Black speculates that it may be a habitational name from Youlton in North Yorkshire, which is named from the Old Scandinavian personal name Jóli + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Felton, Helton, Pelton, Belton, Melton, Elton, Yeaton, Welton, Hilton

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Yelton Family Origin

Where is the Yelton family from?

Yelton Family Occupations

What did your Yelton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Yelton occupation in the UK was Boot Makers Shopman. 25% of Yelton's were Boot Makers Shopmans. A less common occupation for the Yelton family was Weaver Linen. Boot Makers Shopman, Genl Labourer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yelton.

View Census data for Yelton | Data not to scale

  • Boot Makers Shopman

  • Genl Labourer

  • Shoemaker

  • Weaver Linen


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

Yelton Historical Records

What Yelton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Yelton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yelton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Yelton

Passenger List

There are 277 immigration records available for the last name Yelton. 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.

View all Yelton immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Yelton. For the veterans among your Yelton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Yelton military records

You've only scratched the surface of Yelton family history.

Yelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Yelton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Yelton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Yelton in 1943 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yelton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yelton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Look up another name