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Colton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cula (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.

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

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Colton Family Origin

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Colton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Colton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Colton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colton. A less common occupation for the Colton family was Carpenter.

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