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 1880, the most common Caton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Caton's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caton. A less common occupation for the Caton family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Caton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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