Cayton Family History

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Cayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Cayton, near Scarborough and in South Stainley; both are named from the Old English personal name C?ga + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Caton, Layton, Calton, Caston, Gayton, Payton, Catton, Hayton

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Cayton Family Origin

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Cayton Family Occupations

What did your Cayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cayton. 25% of Cayton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Cayton women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cayton were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%

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

Cayton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Cayton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cayton 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 828 immigration records available for the last name Cayton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cayton. For the veterans among your Cayton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cayton Life Expectancy

What is the average Cayton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cayton in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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