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Colton Family History

Colton Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cula (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.

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

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Name Distribution of Colton Families

  • Number of Colton families
     86 - 170
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colton families
     88 - 173
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colton families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Colton Family Origin

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Colton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Colton

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Colton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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