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Auton Family History

Auton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Aveton Giffard in Devon meaning ‘farm by the River Avon’ from the river name Avon + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. The later manorial suffix Giffard is derived from Walter Giffard who held the manor in 124 English: variant of Alton and Oldton (for which see Alton ). Altered form of Auten a surname of Dutch origin. In some cases possibly also French: variant of Authon a habitational name from any of several places in France named Authon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Aiton, Acton, Aston, Luton, Alton, Axton, Dalton, Caton, Marton

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Where is the Auton family from?

You can see how Auton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Auton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Auton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Auton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Auton's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Auton families in 1840.
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What did your Auton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Auton. 23% of Auton men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Auton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Auton were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
  • Secretary
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Passenger Lists

There are 968 immigration records available for the last name Auton. 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 926 military records available for the last name Auton. For the veterans among your Auton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Auton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Auton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Auton in 1948 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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