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Lawton Family History

Lawton Name Meaning
habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.variant spelling of Laughton.

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

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312,050 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,647 Military Records
18,180 Immigration Records
179,680 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lawton Families

  • Number of Lawton families
     184 - 365
     62 - 183
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lawton families
     1,133 - 2,264
     378 - 1,132
     1 - 377
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lawton families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lawton Family Origin

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Lawton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lawton

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Lawton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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