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Aiton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Ayton in Berwickshire, ‘the settlement on the Eye river’. English: habitational name from a group of places in North Yorkshire called Ayton, from Old English ea ‘river’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘estate’, or from Eyton in Shropshire, named with Old English eg ‘island’ + tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Alton, Aston, Auton, Acton, Axton, Litton, Hinton, Tilton, Orton

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Where is the Aiton family from?

You can see how Aiton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aiton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aiton families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 2 Aiton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Aiton's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Aiton families in 1840.
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What did your Aiton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aiton. 23% of Aiton men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Aiton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aiton were Skilled Laborer and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Skilled Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 769 immigration records available for the last name Aiton. 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 Cards

There are 708 military records available for the last name Aiton. For the veterans among your Aiton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aiton lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Aiton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Aiton in 1965 was 82, and 78 in 2004.

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