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Charton Family History

Charton Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a carter from a shortened form of charreton a derivative of Old French charette ‘cart’. English: habitational name from either of two places called Charton in Devon and Kent the latter being the more likely source. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Carton, Harton, Charlton, Charron, Wharton, Cayton, Claxton, Parton

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Where is the Charton family from?

You can see how Charton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Charton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Charton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Charton family living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Charton's in USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Charton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Charton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Charton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Charton. 19% of Charton men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Charton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charton were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Charton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Charton. 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 486 military records available for the last name Charton. For the veterans among your Charton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Charton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Charton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Charton in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

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