Dighton Family History

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Dighton Name Meaning

English: variant of Deighton.

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

Similar surnames: Deighton, Daughton, Dayton, Heighton, Oughton, Pigeon, Daulton

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Dighton Family Origin

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Dighton Family Occupations

What did your Dighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dighton. The most common Dighton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Dighton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dighton family was Boarder.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Boarder


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

Dighton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dighton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dighton 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 636 immigration records available for the last name Dighton. 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 Dighton. For the veterans among your Dighton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dighton Life Expectancy

What is the average Dighton lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dighton in 1960 was 42, and 37 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dighton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dighton 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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