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Dalton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (d’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dun ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

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


Similar surnames: Halton, Alton, Talton, Calton, Hilton, Salton, Elton, Payton, Danton

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Dalton Family Origin

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Dalton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Dalton Life Expectancy

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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