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Caton Family History

Caton Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Caton in Lancashire from the Old Norse byname Káti (see Cates ) + tūn. English: from the Middle English female personal name Catun a diminutive of Cat a pet form of Cateline (i.e. Catherine see Catlin ). English: variant of Keeton or Cayton . French: from a pet form of the Old French female personal name Catheline (see Catherine ).

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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Where is the Caton family from?

You can see how Caton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Caton families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Caton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Caton families in 1840.
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What did your Caton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Waitress
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Caton lifespan?

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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