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Calton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Staffordshire and North Yorkshire, named Calton, from Old English calf ‘calf’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. There are also numerous minor places so named, notably in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, and they may also have given rise to the surname in some instances.

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


Similar surnames: Cayton, Colton, Caton, Alton, Salton, Catton, Halton, Dalton, Carlton

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Where is the Calton family from?

You can see how Calton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Calton families living in North Carolina. This was about 21% of all the recorded Calton's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Calton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calton. 27% of Calton men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Calton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calton were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Calton. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Calton. For the veterans among your Calton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Calton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Calton in 1945 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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