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Caton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Caton, in Derbyshire and Lancashire. The former is probably named with the Old English personal name or byname Cada (see Cade) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter is from the Old Norse byname Káti (see Cates) + tun. English and French: from a pet form of Catlin.

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

Similar surnames: Catton, Cayton, Caston, Calton, Cason, Eaton, Caron, Gayton, Catron

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Caton Family Origin

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Caton Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caton. 17% of Caton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Caton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caton were Truck Driver and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Caton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Caton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Caton. 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 Caton. For the veterans among your Caton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Caton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Caton in 1940 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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