Afton Family History

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Afton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Afton, examples of which are found in Devon and on the Isle of Wight.

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

Similar surnames: Alton, Aston, Aiton, Acton, Axton, Alston, Auton, Elton, Banton

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Afton Family Origin

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Afton Family Occupations

What did your Afton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Lab. and Pedlar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Afton. The most common Afton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Afton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Afton family was Working On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Lab.

  • Pedlar

  • Working On Farm


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Afton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Afton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Afton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Afton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Afton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Afton. For the veterans among your Afton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Afton Life Expectancy

What is the average Afton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Afton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Afton in 1957 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Afton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Afton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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