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Deighton Family History

Deighton Name Meaning
English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places in Yorkshire named Deighton, from Old English dic ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. See also Ditton.

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

173,278 Historical Documents with Deighton on Ancestry.com
41,671 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,764 Military Records
2,455 Immigration Records
29,805 Census and Voter Lists
97,583 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Deighton Families

  • Number of Deighton families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Deighton families
     377 - 752
     126 - 376
     1 - 125
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Deighton families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Deighton Family Origin

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Deighton Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Deighton

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Deighton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Deighton Civil War Service Records

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