Deighton Family History

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Deighton Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places in Yorkshire named Deighton, from Old English dic ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. See also Ditton.

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

Similar surnames: Heighton, Leighton, Brighton, Knighton, Ditton, Creighton, Doughton

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Deighton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deighton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Deighton Family Origin

Where is the Deighton family from?

Deighton Family Occupations

What did your Deighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deighton. A less common occupation for the Deighton family was At School. The most common Deighton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Deighton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer

  • At School


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

Deighton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Deighton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deighton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Deighton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Deighton. For the veterans among your Deighton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deighton Life Expectancy

What is the average Deighton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Deighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Deighton in 1951 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deighton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deighton 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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