Dunton Family History

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Dunton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Dunton. Most (for example those in Bedfordshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Norfolk, and Warwickshire) are named from Old English dun ‘hill’ (see Down 1) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Buckinghamshire probably has as its first element the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd).

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

Similar surnames: Dutton, Hunton, Gunton, Denton, Dundon, Winton, Manton, Fenton

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Dunton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dunton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Sweden


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Dunton Family Origin

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Dunton Family Occupations

What did your Dunton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dunton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Dunton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunton family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Dunton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Dunton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunton. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Dunton. For the veterans among your Dunton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunton Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dunton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dunton in 1942 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunton 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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