Charlton Family History

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Charlton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Charlton, mainly in southern England, from Old English Ceorlatun ‘settlement (Old English tun) of the peasants’. Old English ceorl denoted originally a free peasant of the lowest rank, later (but probably already before the Norman conquest) a tenant in pure villeinage, a serf or bondsman. Irish: altered form of Carlin.

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

Similar surnames: Carlton, Halton, Chilton, Wharton, Charton, Harston, Harton, Tarlton

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Charlton Family Origin

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Charlton Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Charlton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Charlton. The most common Charlton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Charlton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Charlton Historical Records

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Charlton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Charlton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Charlton in 1942 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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