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Ditton Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the numerous places named Ditton, for example in Cheshire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, and Surrey, from Old English dic ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. habitational name from Ditton Priors in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with a man called Dod(d)a or Dud(d)a’.

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


Similar surnames: Dutton, Litton, Denton, Mitton, Fitton, Bitton, Linton, Dunton

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Where is the Ditton family from?

You can see how Ditton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ditton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ditton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Ditton families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ditton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ditton families in 1840.
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What did your Ditton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ditton. 36% of Ditton men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Ditton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ditton were Farming and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Nurse
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 943 immigration records available for the last name Ditton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ditton. For the veterans among your Ditton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ditton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ditton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ditton in 1955 was 80, and 79 in 2004.

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