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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 Family Origin

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Dunton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunton. 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.

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Dunton Life Expectancy

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