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Boughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire) Lincolnshire Norfolk Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire are named from Old English bucc ‘goat’ or the Old English byname Bucca with the same meaning (see Buck ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’; those in Cheshire and Kent are named with Old English bōc ‘beech’ + tūn.

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

Similar surnames: Roughton, Houghton, Broughton, Oughton, Doughton, Haughton, Laughton

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Where is the Boughton family from?

You can see how Boughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boughton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 89 Boughton families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Boughton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Boughton families in 1840.
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What did your Boughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boughton. 17% of Boughton men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Boughton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boughton were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boughton. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Boughton. For the veterans among your Boughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boughton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Boughton in 1944 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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