Compton Family History

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Compton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Campton, Hopton, Colton, Hampton, Rampton, Crumpton, Coulton, Kimpton

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Compton Family Origin

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Compton Family Occupations

What did your Compton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Compton. 15% of Compton men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Compton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Compton were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid

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

Compton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Compton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Compton 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Compton. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Compton. For the veterans among your Compton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Compton Life Expectancy

What is the average Compton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Compton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Compton in 1943 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Compton 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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