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Shelton Family History

Shelton Name Meaning
English (mainly Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Name Distribution of Shelton Families

  • Number of Shelton families
     469 - 936
     157 - 468
     1 - 156
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shelton families
     333 - 664
     112 - 332
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shelton families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shelton Family Origin

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Shelton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Shelton

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Shelton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shelton census records

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Shelton Civil War Service Records

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