Chatterton Family History

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Chatterton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chadderton in Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire), which is recorded in 1224 in the form Chaterton, possibly from a Celtic hill name Cadeir (from cadeir ‘chair’) + Old English tun ‘settlement’. Compare Catterton.

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

Similar surnames: Catterton, Atherton, Betterton, Anderton, Chattin, Catterson

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Chatterton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chatterton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chatterton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Chatterton Family Origin

Where is the Chatterton family from?

Chatterton Family Occupations

What did your Chatterton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chatterton family was Keeps House. The most common Chatterton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Chatterton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chatterton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chatterton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chatterton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Chatterton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chatterton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Chatterton. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Chatterton. For the veterans among your Chatterton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chatterton Life Expectancy

What is the average Chatterton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Chatterton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chatterton in 1955 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chatterton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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