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Dalton Family History

Dalton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (d’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dun ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

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

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Name Distribution of Dalton Families

  • Number of Dalton families
     358 - 713
     120 - 357
     1 - 119
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dalton families
     724 - 1,446
     242 - 723
     1 - 241
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dalton families
     47 - 91
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dalton Family Origin

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Dalton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dalton

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Dalton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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