Beaton Family History

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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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Beaton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beaton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beaton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Beaton Family Origin

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Beaton Family Occupations

What did your Beaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beaton. A less common occupation for the Beaton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Beaton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Beaton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beaton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beaton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Beaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beaton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Beaton Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beaton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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