Bilton Family History

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Bilton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Yorkshire named Bilton, from an Old English personal name Billa + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. There is also a Bilton in Warwickshire, of which the first element is probably Old English beolone ‘henbane’, but this place does not seem to have yielded any surviving surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Hilton, Wilton, Milton, Kilton, Tilton, Belton, Winton, Bitton

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Bilton Family Origin

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Bilton Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bilton family was Tailer. The most common Bilton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Bilton's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labor and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bilton.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labor

  • Machinist

  • Tailer


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Bilton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Bilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bilton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bilton. For the veterans among your Bilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bilton Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bilton in 1956 was 69, and 97 in 2004.

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