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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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Where is the Dunton family from?

You can see how Dunton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Dunton families living in Maine. This was about 28% of all the recorded Dunton's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Dunton families in 1840.
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What did your Dunton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dunton. 19% of Dunton men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Dunton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunton were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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