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Cureton Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from Curriton or Coryton in Devon; the former is named with an Old English personal name Curra + Old English tun ‘settlement’; the second is from Curi (a lost Celtic river name) + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Hurston, Burston, Ireton, Turton, Durston, Buxton, Creedon, Carlton

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Where is the Cureton family from?

You can see how Cureton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cureton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cureton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Cureton families living in South Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Cureton's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Cureton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cureton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cureton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cureton. 24% of Cureton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Cureton women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cureton were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cureton. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cureton. For the veterans among your Cureton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cureton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cureton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cureton in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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