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Dolton Family History

Dolton Name Meaning

English: variant of Dalton .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Molton, Dalton, Deyton, Boulton, Hylton, Allton, Colten, Kolton

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Where is the Dolton family from?

You can see how Dolton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Dolton families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Dolton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dolton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dolton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dolton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dolton. 28% of Dolton men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Dolton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolton were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dolton. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Dolton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dolton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Dolton in 1951 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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