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Stanton Family History

Stanton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places throughout England so called from Old English stan ‘stone’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Most of them are named for their situation on stony ground, but in the case of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire and Stanton Drew in Avon the reference is to the proximity of prehistoric stone monuments. The name has also sometimes been chosen by Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames. This surname has long been established in Ireland also.

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

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Name Distribution of Stanton Families

  • Number of Stanton families
     520 - 1,038
     174 - 519
     1 - 173
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stanton families
     599 - 1,195
     200 - 598
     1 - 199
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stanton families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stanton Family Origin

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Stanton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Stanton

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Stanton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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