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Anderton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Cheshire and Lancashire, named with the personal name Eanred (Old English) or Eindri{dh}i (Old Norse) + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Alderton, Atherton, Anderson, Edgerton, Winterton, Allerton, Enderson

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Where is the Anderton family from?

You can see how Anderton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anderton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Anderton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Anderton families living in Alabama. This was about 21% of all the recorded Anderton's in the USA. Alabama and 2 other states had the highest population of Anderton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Anderton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Anderton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Anderton. 18% of Anderton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Anderton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anderton were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Anderton. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Anderton. For the veterans among your Anderton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anderton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Anderton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Anderton in 1955 was 73, and 77 in 2004.

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