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Belton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Belton, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Suffolk. The first element, bel, is of uncertain origin; the second is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Irish: the name Weldon, relatively common in Ireland, has sometimes been Gaelicized as de Bhéalatún and re-Anglicized as Veldon and Belton.

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

Similar surnames: Felton, Elton, Melton, Bilton, Welton, Yelton, Benton, Bolton, Helton

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Where is the Belton family from?

You can see how Belton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Belton families living in New Jersey. This was about 15% of all the recorded Belton's in USA. New Jersey and 2 other states had the highest population of Belton families in 1840.
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What did your Belton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belton. 24% of Belton men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Belton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belton were Farm Laborer and Servant. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Servant
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Belton. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Belton. For the veterans among your Belton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Belton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Belton in 1941 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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