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Beaton Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) habitational name from Béthune in Pas-de-Calais, France (see Bethune). from the medieval personal name Be(a)ton, a pet name from a short form of Bartholomew or Beatrice. Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Beath (see McBeth).

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


Similar surnames: Seaton, Benton, Belton, Beaston, Berto, Beato, Elton, Kenton, Buxton

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Where is the Beaton family from?

You can see how Beaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beaton 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 5 Beaton families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Beaton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beaton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beaton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beaton. 18% of Beaton men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Beaton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beaton were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Beaton. 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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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Beaton. For the veterans among your Beaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beaton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Beaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Beaton in 1946 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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