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Horton Family History

Horton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

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Name Distribution of Horton Families

  • Number of Horton families
     684 - 1,365
     229 - 683
     1 - 228
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Horton families
     934 - 1,865
     312 - 933
     1 - 311
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Horton families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Horton Family Origin

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Horton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Horton

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Horton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Horton Civil War Service Records

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