Acton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, especially in Shropshire and adjacent counties, named Acton. Generally, these are from Old English ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Auton, Aston, Aiton, Ecton, Alton, Axton, Tatton, Barton, Laxton

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Acton Family Origin

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Acton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Acton. A less common occupation for the Acton family was Carpenter. The most common Acton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Acton's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Acton | Data not to scale

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Acton Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Acton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Acton in 1946 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Acton

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