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Catton Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the various places called Catton, for example in Derbyshire, Norfolk, and North Yorkshire, all apparently from an Old English byname Catta meaning ‘cat’ or Old Norse Káti meaning ‘boy’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. from a pet form of Catherine.

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


Similar surnames: Caton, Hatton, Caston, Cayton, Watton, Calton, Tatton, Litton, Cotton

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Where is the Catton family from?

You can see how Catton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Catton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Catton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Catton families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Catton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Catton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Catton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Catton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Catton. 23% of Catton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Catton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Catton were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Catton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Catton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Catton. For the veterans among your Catton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Catton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Catton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Catton in 1962 was 66, and 78 in 2004.

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