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Auton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of the habitational name Aughton, from any of three places, in Lancashire, East and South Yorkshire, named Aughton, from Old English as ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘settlement’. Possibly French: there are several places in France named Authon and it could be a habitational name from any of these.

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


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 the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Auton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Auton's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Auton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Auton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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 US 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Auton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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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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